Booking Through Thursday – Best ‘worst’ book

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Suggested by Janet:

The opposite of last week’s question: “What’s the best ‘worst’ book you’ve ever read — the one you like despite some negative reviews or features?”

This is a really hard question, as I’m not really aware of any books which I’d class as a ‘worst book’. The great thing about the blogging community is that I can follow people with similar reading tastes to me, so I don’t read many reviews written by the millions of people who like different genres.

I also tend to be more fussy than a lot of people, and am noticing it getting worse as I get older (or is it because I’ve read more great books!?!). I can think of lots of books which others have liked, that I have not, but not the other way round. This might be because if my trusted blogging friends write a negative review then I don’t tend to read the book!

The only one I can think of is The Da Vinci Code. It wasn’t the best book in the world, but it kept me entertained the whole way through. It must be nearly five years since I read it though, and my reading tastes have changed since then, so I don’t know what I’d think if I read it now.

I’m happy to admit I enjoyed it though – it was an enjoyable distraction from the work I did at the time!

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  1. Jess says:

    Yeah, I really enjoyed The DaVinci Code as well — great pick.

  2. claire says:

    I really wanted to read The DaVinci Code because the subject matter so interested me, but couldn’t get past the first few pages, too bad.

  3. blodeuedd says:

    haven’t read it, and after I saw the oh so boring movie I kinda lost interest…but I will read a Brown book one day :D

  4. Alexia says:

    I wasn’t a fan of the book, but I hafta say that the book was way better than the movie LOL

  5. Jackie says:

    I agree – the book was a lot better than the film!

  6. Matthew says:

    I suppose last week’s and this week’s question are really the same one. It depends on how you look at the question. A good book can be bad and vice versa.

  7. JoAnn says:

    This week’s question was much harder for me than last week’s!
    The DaVinci Code was part of my answer, too.

  8. lena says:

    I loooooved Dan Brown as well. His work was very creative – I didn’t expect or see any of the twists coming.

    As for James Frey – you really should read it. I’m glad it’s on your TBR! :)

  9. Frances says:

    That is exactly what I would have said! Angels and Demons too. The novels are so full of faults, and the writing occasionally painful, but what page turners. Think I feel a little lighter just admitting it. :)

  10. Sandy says:

    Here here on the Da Vinci Code. It entertained me, much to my embarassment!

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