I love books. I love words.
I am doing the 30-day book challenge to get some conversations started about books. Please do join in with a comment on your own books – or a link to your own post!
Day 11 and the next prompt is:
Name a book you read (or began to read) that you hate.
Now hate is a strong word so strong dislike is good enough. And you don’t have to have finished the book.
n my case a book I really disliked and couldn’t finish reading was Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code
It is horribly written and not overly original. It also didn’t help that I had read a book called The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail – that even Brown admitted influenced him . And that just made what Brown had to say feel so derivative.
On top of that it would help if Brown could actually write. Then it might actually be entertaining. But no. For me it was simply a recycled idea dressed up in horrible prose.
Another horrible horrible book is anything by Joseph Boyden. The man cannot write and no one seems to want to edit his prose. And yet there seems to be this cult like following of his books. Just to get some Canadian literature in the mix.