Has this happened to you when you read a book??
October 1, 2008 11:39pm CST
You hear how great this book is, its highly recommended and millions have read it, you are excited when you finally get a copy. You read it and your thought upon finishing it is...Why is this book so great???? I am meaning you read this book that is very popular and you think its horrible. Well not necessarily horrible, but in your opinion is not great and can not see why people like it so much or how it became such a popular novel. I have read a book that is supposed to be one of the worlds greatest classic love stories, Wuthering Heights, and thought it was horrible. The next time something like that happened was when i was recommended to read this author. I got half way through one of her books and had to stop because it was boring me to death. And the last time it happened is when i read the Twilight series. Yeah i thought they were cute, but not to the point of its popularity and for it being made into a movie?? I have read a lot of books that would make great movies, but that is not one of them.
2 Oct 08
The alchemist by paulo coelo. One hyped book i didn't like. Many of my friends also didn't like it even. But then i found out that it was a hard book to read with lots of metaphors and quite quite philosophical.so sometime even readers are at fault instead of the book. So now i have decided not to read paulo untill i am 20-21 thats around 2 years from now.
2 Oct 08
I think reading is a very personal choice. I know my taste in books is not the same as anyone elses. That's why I will never recommend a book to anyone. The fact that I like a book does not mean another person will like it, or can appreciate it. I'm really put off any book claiming to be a huge international bestseller, because I know it will probably not be my kind of book. If I do read a bestseller it will be years later, and I select it because it appeals to me, or because I have read others by the same author. I never read a book because it is popular. Wuthering Heights is probably one of the most difficult books to read. I was born in Yorkshire, near to where the Bronte sisters lived, and even I have trouble with some of the dialect in the book. I could only appreciate it after studying English literature and the lives and works of the Brontes. It is now a book I love to read.
• United States
3 Oct 08
I recommend books based on what the person likes, because i read a large range of books, although i do have a preference. I usually don't pick up a book based on its popularity. I read the Twilight series just because it had vampires in it and did not realize at that time that it had a huge following. I think the only book i did read because of its popularity is The DaVinci Code, and thats just because i wanted to know what it said about jesus that had so many peoples panties in a twist.
• United States
2 Oct 08
The Da Vinci Code. My parents loved it. A ton of my friends loved it. I just could not stand the way it was written. The concept was interesting, it was just poorly executed. I couldn't get into A Series of Unfortunate Events, either. All of my friends loved them, and I could hardly get through the first few chapters of the first book.