This week's Booking Through Thursday question is:
“What’s the best ‘worst’ book you’ve ever read — the one you like despite some negative reviews or features?”
okay...this is the hardest question I've ever had.
Books are totally subjective. What I might consider bad, you might not and visa-versa.
10 minutes have passed since I began to write this, and as much as I try, I can't think of a best worst book that I've read.
Some mysteries are hard to get thru. And I love a good mystery, but for the most part, they do follow a formula. I mean, 95% of the time, the good guy wins. That is why you have to have great character development in series mysteries.
But they're not "bad" books... I love them.
I think formula books in general, are not great pieces of literature.... I am thinking specifically about children's books.... The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, The Babysitters Club, The Goosebumps. All not great, but what a fan base!!
one time, in a hurry at a book store, I accidentally picked up a "gay" book which I ended up really liking. It was a good book. I'm sure some people would think of it as a "bad' book, but that's probably based on a belief system and not on how well it was written or not. It was a really good story. (I cant' even remember the name of it now).
Twilight keeps popping up in a lot of people I survey (my daughter in law my friend, my co-worker).
Hard question this week!