Monday, September 17, 2012

Musing Mondays

What is your least favorite book? Why?







I would have to say The Windup Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. I've read other of his books and have relatively enjoyed them, but this one was one that had me rolling my eyes at eveyr page. For me, it was too self-indulgent, the words written just to show off how wonderful the writer was. The plot was so thin, it got completely diluted in all the side nonsense. As you can see, this is one I'd really not recommend, although I know lots of people really loved it.





















8 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Good to know! Now I can avoid it...lol

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caite said...

self indulgent...a very, very bad thing for an author. well, actually, for the reader.

Megan Monell said...

Ive definitely read books where i think the author is just trying to show off his or her writing skills. It makes for a lot of eye rolling, for sure! Thanks for stopping by!

Blair B. Burke said...

Moby Dick. Hated it. Long winded, tedious descriptions of uninteresting things, boring characters, overdone theme. I know it's heresy, but that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.

Kwizgiver said...

Self-indulgent writing bores me. I also get bummed when lots of people like a book and I don't like it.

DoingDewey said...

I've never heard of this one, but it sounds like I'm not missing out!

alwys4evr said...

I have never heard of this book. I sometimes judge a book by it's cover so I probably wouldn't have picked this up anyway. Sounds like I wouldn't have been missing out on anything.

Aspen said...

I am actually reading this right now.. I've taken a break to get to a couple other tasks but one thing I love about Murakami is that I can take a break and jump in right where I left off. It's a shame you didn't like it ( I love his others) I'll have to see how I react to it. I totally buy into Murakami's self indulgent wonderful writing and side nonsense lol. Have you read A Wild Sheep Chase? This may be one we will have to discuss later. :D

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