Thursday, March 26, 2009

Booking Through Best Bad Books

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“What’s the best ‘worst’ book you’ve ever read — the one you like despite some negative reviews or features?”

One author, not book comes instantly in my mind. I find that Gabriel Garcia Marquez is not liked by most readers. However, I like his books. Especially his short story collections. I agree that he has to grow on to the reader. One must not expect his books to be fast paced or easy reads. Going slowly over each word and imagining it, is the best way to read him.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy too has not been liked by many a book lover. They considered the language to sparse and stark. And that is precisely what worked for me. Rather well.