Book List: 3 Books I Should Love, But Actually Hate
Tuesday, April 13, 2010Posted by Melissa (Avid Reader)
Here's this week's meme from Lost in Books. These are books that I've been told I would love, but I absolutely didn't. Maybe my expectations were too high, but regardless, I was not a fan.
1) The Accidental Tourist: I was so frustrated with the main character, Macon Leary. He had no personality; it was like he didn't exist. I think part of it is the fact that I love to travel and his entire job is to help business men never experience the culture of the place they have to travel to. I did like Leary's siblings and their odd dynamics, but that was the only redeeming part of the book for me.
2) A Confederacy of Dunces: I'd heard so much about how hilarious this book was before I read it. I think my expectations were just too high. I never connected with Ignatius and I really just felt sorry for his mother. I've been told I should read it again, but I just don't know if I can. I did love the character Miss Trixie; she was fantastic.
3) The Art of Racing in the Rain: I kept reading wonderful reviews on people's blogs and so I picked this up. It wasn't too bad at first, but then it snowballs into a parade of bad situations that torment the narrator's (a dog) owner. I didn't have a problem with the dog's point-of-view bit, but it got so incredibly cheesy. It's the scene in the courtroom that really did me in.