I was tagged to do this ages ago – I suck. The orang-utan librarian had the best responses to these questions, go check hers out right now! Thanks so much for the tag – let’s begin!
An Over-Hyped Book:
Situation: You’re in a store when the zombie apocalypse hits. The military informs everyone that over-hyped books are the zombies only weakness. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you disliked do you start chucking at the zombies?
I’m going to cheat and steal orang-utan librarian’s author by choosing Paper Towns. Paper Towns was not a profound coming-of-age story or mystery; it was a novel featuring a teenage girl who wants attention, and a superficial, selfish boy giving her just that – my review. Chuck away.
Situation: torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?
Praying for rain, hail, snow isn’t something I commonly do, however if it means utilizing this book as protection from the elements then I’m all for it! Emerald Green was like a FOIL of book one; it was a tragedy. Anti-climatic conclusion, horrible heroine that cried every page, and a seriously fucked up villain – fucked up because he’s awful (not in a good way).
Situation: You’re in English class and your professor raves about a Classic that “transcends time”. If given the opportunity to travel back in time, which Classic would you try to stop from ever publishing?
Surprisingly I couldn’t think of many classic novels that were dissatisfying, but Sons And Lovers would definitely be my choice. D.H. Lawrence is a great writer but his narcissistic view of his own life wasn’t very beguiling. Dude, your life was boring! Review
A Least Favorite Book:
Situation: apparently global warming = suddenly frozen wasteland. Your only hope of survival for warmth is to burn a book. Which book will you not regret lighting?
Fuck you 🙂
“Let an earthquake crumble it, let the fires rage, let it burn to fucking ash and then let the waters rise and submerge this whole rat-infested place.” – Monty Brogan, 25th Hour (MOVIE)
That pretty much sums it up. Review.