Thursday, August 13, 2009

BTT: Worst Book

What’s the worst book you’ve read recently?
(I figure it’s easier than asking your all-time worst, because, well, it’s recent!)

I must say, this is a very difficult question for me. The problem is, I haven't really read anything awful recently. I've given some books bad reviews, but I didn't think they were bad. In fact, I might still recommend them to people. It's not that they were bad; they just weren't right for me.

I guess I should just say that the worst book I've read recently was My Brother by Jamaica Kincaid. I had to read it for an English class first semester last year. Some people think this book is great literature, but I just didn't get it. The ending gave me very little closure and there wasn't a single character that I felt for. I know it was memoir, so the characters were real people, but shouldn't I still be able to relate?

Anyway, I'm sure there are worse books that I've read, but this is the only one that comes to mind. Until next Thursday!

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  1. I didn't have one I felt qualified as "worst". It was somethin I just didn't like as much as the other books I read.

  2. Oh, I definitely get that. I just didn't want to throw a somewhat good book under the bus. :P

  3. I haven't heard of this one. I'll have to try to avoid it :)

    I chose The Reader by Bernhard Schlink as my most recent bad book. You can check out my thoughts here.

  4. Don't you hate books with characters you can't relate to.. so, when you're reading the story, you're just thinking: why am i reading this?

  5. Absolutely! But, it was for school so I had no choice.

  6. This is a hard one, but my worst and it wasn't that bad was The Gargoyle.

    Saw your link at J. Kaye's blog and thought I'd drop in and say hi!