Thursday, October 02, 2008

Regularly-scheduled Booking Through Thursday

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'm still waiting for my coffee to infiltrate my system this morning, so I'll go with the first book that comes to mind. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. I talk a bit more about it in this post.

Happy Thursday.


  1. I hated Lord of the Rings the first time around...Tolkien's writing is so difficult. But when I found out the movies were coming out, I tried to read them again and actually really liked them.

  2. I agree with you on that. I've listed more. Come visit.
    Happy BTT.

  3. LoTR, eh? That is an absolute all-time favourite of mine, so I'll try not to come off as a drooling fan-girl -- but it might be worth giving it another go. If you can get through the first couple of chapters of The Fellowship, it really picks up. (And you can also give yourself permission to skip the poetry!)

  4. Doesn't everyone skip the poetry? I skipped the last third of the third book, too. Thanks, I'll read the Hobbit instead.