Thursday, March 26, 2009

BTT: The Best of the Worst


Suggested by Janet:
The opposite of last week’s question: “What’s the best ‘worst’ book you’ve ever read — the one you like despite some negative reviews or features?”

This is a tough question! After thinking about it for a bit, I decided that the first book that I really liked, but not many people did (probably due to the Is-It-A-Memoir controversy) would be A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. I thought that it was great, raw and gritty and sometimes really tough to read because of the grotesque descriptions. But, in the end, I really enjoyed it. This could be because I read it like fiction and not like it was a true story. You have to think that even when something is a memoir, details could easily become glorified and stories exaggerated.

The other book that came to mind is Twilight, well the whole series really. While these books are insanely popular in main-stream culture, they are not so well liked by the "literary" community. While I will definitely admit that Stephenie Meyer's writing is NOT good, the characters are really great and the story lines are exciting and action packed. And also cheesy, but I can use some good CHEESE every once in a while!

So are there any books out there they everyone and their mother said are HORRIBLE, but you liked???

6 comments:

  1. Twilight is on my list too, but there ARE lots of people that liked that one obviously. But here in the blogger world, it seems there are a lot that don't.

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  2. I love an entertaining book -- Twilight definitely fits the bill.

    http://barneysbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/booking-through-thursday_26.html

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  3. I love a good cheesy book :D It was my choice too

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