melissa (somehowfurious) wrote in bookish,
melissa
somehowfurious
bookish

  • Mood:

Unpopular literary opinions

Almost everyone has an opinion on something that isn't shared by the majority of other people. It could be an opinion on anything, from politics to television shows, from celebrities to historical events. I want to know your unpopular literary opinions. Is there a book or author you hate that most other people like? What about an ending to a novel that you dislike but that most other readers love? Or maybe you love something in a book that a lot of readers hate; a character, perhaps, or a certain event in the story? Maybe there’s a book you enjoy reading that is thought of with disdain within the general literary community?

- Margaret Atwood: how on earth are you a published writer? Maybe this is due to the fact that the book that introduced me to her writing was Surfacing (not her best work, or so I’ve heard), but I now have a very passionate dislike of her writing.
- I’m really very indifferent to Douglas Adams’ writing. It’s okay, I guess, but I don’t understand the adoration people have for it.
- I despise Chaucer. Whenever I have to read it for any of my classes, I die a little on the inside.
- As for The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, well, let’s just say that novels obviously don't have to be enjoyable to win a Pulitzer Prize.
Tags: discussion
Subscribe

  • Waking Gods, by Sylvain Neuvel

    In the sequel to Sleeping Giants, Earth is invaded by giant robots. Del Rey, 2017, 336 pages As a child Rose Franklin made an…

  • Agent Running in the Field, by John le Carré

    Brexit and Trump take all the fun out of being a British spy. Viking, 2019, 282 pages Nat, a 47 year-old veteran of Britain’s Secret…

  • Starship's Mage

    Starship's Mage by Glynn Stewart This is the first volume of a series but works on its own. It's also a compilation of independent…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 198 comments
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →

  • Waking Gods, by Sylvain Neuvel

    In the sequel to Sleeping Giants, Earth is invaded by giant robots. Del Rey, 2017, 336 pages As a child Rose Franklin made an…

  • Agent Running in the Field, by John le Carré

    Brexit and Trump take all the fun out of being a British spy. Viking, 2019, 282 pages Nat, a 47 year-old veteran of Britain’s Secret…

  • Starship's Mage

    Starship's Mage by Glynn Stewart This is the first volume of a series but works on its own. It's also a compilation of independent…