I found this an interesting assessment of popular books. I have to disagree on “Game of Thrones” and “Dune” as I really enjoyed both of them and their series. I do have to agree though that both seemed to drag out at times and there was a large set of characters in each to follow.
I have to admit that from time to time I find a popular book that does not do anything for me either. We each have our own preferences. It is good these days that there are such a wide range of well written novels so that each of us can find enjoyment.
I’m always on the lookout for a great book; ones rated well and with a good reputation among other book-lovers. So, if a book is rated high, within a genre I enjoy, and sounds interesting, it makes it to my queue. However, now and then there are books which are extremely popular, which I then read, and find myself sorely disappointed. Despite all the qualifications for a great read, I’m left hauntingly unimpressed.
Here are a few books that just did not do it for me:
(I hope I don’t lose any friends over this :/)
Game of Thronesby George R.R. Martin
Rated 4.5 on amazon.com
I can’t believe I’m admitting to this. I am a huge fantasy fiction fan, but I just could not get into these books. I got through the first one and just felt exhausted by it. It takes so long to get around to…
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