Reading books keeps me ticking. But I'm ready to confess some of my sins when it comes to the Important Books of the World.
Blindness by Jose Saramago—Pulitzer? Okay. But. Meh.
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner—Call me a Philistine of an English major, but this is just one of those experimental breakthroughs I couldn't get into.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce—It certainly has some beautiful writing, and Joyce was truly a master, but I didn't feel very attached to Stephen Dedalus. Sue me.
I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb—If Oprah picked it, it's gotta be Important, right? And Lamb is the only author to be picked twice by Oprah. I've tried several times to dive into this enormous tome, and it just doesn't hook me.
What books do you say Meh to while the rest of the world is raving?
Posted by Erin of The Fierce Beagle
Friday, October 15, 2010
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