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?