What, in your opinion, is the best book that you haven’t liked? Mind you, I don’t mean your most-hated book–oh, no. I mean the most accomplished, skilled, well-written, impressive book that you just simply didn’t like.
Like, for movies–I can acknowledge that Citizen Kane is a tour de force and is all sorts of wonderful, cinematically speaking, but . . . I just don’t like it. I find it impressive and quite an accomplishment, but it’s not my cup of tea.So . . . what book (or books) is your Citizen Kane?
I *think* the answer would be Octavian Nothing--volume 1. This book won more awards--somewhere upwards of fifteen or sixteen. Yet, I simply could not get into the story. At least not until the very very end.
Part of me is curious if it was a timing problem. If I just wasn't in the right time and place and frame of mind. Other parts of me thinks it was the book's problem--it was B-O-R-I-N-G. We'll see, I suppose, because I'm contemplating tackling this one again before reading Octavian Nothing Volume 2 which has either just been released, or will be released later on this month. We'll see.
NOTE: While exploring this week's BTT question, I discovered this wonderful giveaway going on at Devourer of Books.
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