Confession Time

So, you know how sometimes you read a book that’s been in news for a while. Some books are like that, aren’t they? They have a buzz before they are released and even after they are out in the market, the buzz never dies? Yeah, we all know such books. The thing about such books though….sometimes they are not the worth the hype? Or at least that’s what I have learned. (Maybe it’s just me being scared of the hype and expecting a lot from such books, who knows. I don’t.)

Today, I want to know if there are any books that you read that were so hyped up that you were eager to read them but when you did, they weren’t all that awesome. I am sure you must have experienced this at least once in your life. So, tell me which books disappointed you and which ones were thoroughly pleasant surprises.

For me, some of Nora Roberts’ books have been complete disappointments. I am only counting her ‘Romance/ Drama’ books in this and not her J. D. Robb books as I haven’t really read any of them to have a proper opinion on them. I used to read her books with fervour but over the years, while her writing still remains fairly good, her plots and her character have the same sort of pattern and its like reading the same set of characters and the circumstances over and over. I really used to love her books but I finally stopped some two years ago when I could literally tell what was going to happen even before the book was halfway done.

Then there are Anne McCaffrey’s books. I had heard such good things about the books and how they were so well written and brilliantly plotted and yet, I couldn’t even read the first book of the Dragonriders of Pern. I started to read and I had to just stop almost halfway through. I don’t know what it was about the books (I kinda know, it’s the weird and almost uncomfortable relationship between the two main characters but there was more that I can’t quite remember) that put me off but there was something I couldn’t stomach. Admittedly, I did this about almost two years ago and if I were to read it again, maybe I will even like it but the thing is, now I have an opinion formed in my mind and I am very reluctant to go back and give it another chance. Has that ever happened to you before? Have you started a book and just gave up halfway?

Dish out those books that you were super eager to read but didn’t like them when you finally read them!

2 thoughts on “Confession Time

  1. Crime and punishment….. it’s a great book and very philosophically evolved, but not my cup of tea. I hated the ending , I didn’t like the translation and the long sentences. The names confused me. I’m glad I read it, but didn’t really enjoy it. Maybe the Russian version is amazing. But I will never know.

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  2. Ooh! I haven’t read it yet and never really planned to but sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy it. I am sure the Russian version is awesome but well, sometimes the charm and essence of the original is lost in translation, I guess. Or maybe it just wasn’t your sort of book?


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