The Katalina 30 Day Book Challenge Day #2
So I might be running behind on my own book challenge. Luckily WordPress has this handy little function where you can choose your own date and totally cheat your way out of these sorts of problems. Yes – this post says it was written on the 2nd of September. But you know what? Today is really the 6th!
I’m not sure how you are supposed to choose a least favourite book. I am not one who is in the habit of finishing books if I don’t want to read them. Of course in school we had to do this. But let’s be honest – how many of those school books did we actually read properly? We all had friends who were around to tell us what happens!
I know just how easy it would be to choose something like Twilight here. I did read one and a half of the books from the series and didn’t really love them. But they have their place. Bitch and moan about the sparkly vampires if you must (I have done so myself) but you have to understand why they appeal to some.
For this exercise I am going to have to choose Jeanette Winterson’s Written on the Body. This is one of those books that is supposed to be profound and original. I shall give it originality perhaps. But it ends there for me. I found this supposedly ground-breaking piece of literature to read like a long whining diary excerpt. Original to give the narrator no gender, but male or female, I personally would hate to have such a wimpy being pine over me. Every sentence irritated me! It wasn’t the writing – clearly the woman can write! – but the character who I wanted to throttle.
Simply put, it’s not a badly written book. It’s just so damn unpleasant to get through. You want to scream “Grow a spine, you insignificant whinging little snotface! You suck!”