BTT: The ‘Eh’ of the Best

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.

This is not a particularly easy question to answer.

My first though was, “Well, anything by Paulo Coelho.”

Then I realized that I didn’t really count the books I’ve read by him as ‘accomplished, skilled, well-written, impressive‘ (apologies if you like him, I know some do), they just annoy me.

Looking through my LibraryThing catalog at some of the books I gave the lowest ratings, I determined that the best book that I didn’t really like was “Snow Falling on Cedars.”  Reading about the prejudices towards Japanese-Americans was interesting, the book’s pretty well written, it has a good overall rating on LibraryThing, but I was just sort of ‘eh’ towards it.

What about you?  What great book were you just not crazy about?

There’s a ton going on here at Devourer of Books this week! Check out my huge giveaway in honor of my 100th review, as well as my Banned Books Week Spotlights.

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