This week the Monday Musings question from Should Be Reading is the following: What is your least favorite book? Why?
Just recently I was looking at a list of classics and remembering how much I disliked The Great Gatsby. That started me running through a mental list of all the books I’ve been required to read for school and I still can’t come up with anything else I disliked quite as much. The Last of the Mohicans was depressing, as was 1984, but they were quite good except the endings. And while Beloved by Toni Morison was pretty strange, it was also very interesting to analyze. Gatsby just didn’t have much going for it. I didn’t like the writing style or the atmosphere. I couldn’t relate to any of the main characters. There are very few books I’ve read and disliked, but I’m pretty sure Gatsby is at the bottom of the list.
Do you have a least favorite book? Is it one you were required to read?