Okay, so I know that you guys have read books that proved to be disappointing. I’m going to share with you my top five that were not only terrible but most of which are immense commercial successes. Beware of spoilers below!
What are your top five?
5. Under the Dome Written by the infamous Stephen King, I admit that the science fiction element he implemented into this book is what drew me in, and no, I disregarded the relations to the Simpson’s Movie. The characters were a bit bland, and just when you thought you were gaining an attatchment to a particular one or two, Mr. King would kill that person off. One of the main characters, a reporter, started out strong, but much like the story line, she wound up going nowhere. To read a mammoth sized story that was over a thousand pages, I expected a stronger ending than simply asking for the Dome to be lifted. Why didn’t they try that to begin with when they first encountered the box????
4. The Outer Fleet Written by M. Matzkin is a novel fresh off of the heels of Star Wars that lacked any amount of driving force and dramatic affects of said film. The story reads like a Scholastic book, but was clearly targeted at adults. It was cheesy, riddled with misspellings, and ultimately failed beyond comprehension by the climax. This book, thankfully, happens to be out of print now.
3. 300 Written by Frank Miller. Although the artwork greatly surpasses that of the feature film, and being carried by a very strong idea, the story simply disappoints.
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by J.K. Rowling. Wow. The writing is horrible, the characters are about as mundane as watching grass grow, and it was of course a huge commercial success. Luckily, I read it before the entire world started dressing like dorky wizards and puking quotes from this miserable mass of garbage.
1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. The constant, strangely erotic descriptions of how beautiful the glittery little vampire teen is… well, kinda gross. This book, it’s story, and the way in which it is told, leads to this one conclusion. FAIL. Although, it doesn’t really fail, does it? While novels that are actually well written works of art get trampled by the success of Twilight, it makes me wonder if the reader is simply less intelligent, which would of course result in a severe drought of great novels because, at some point, even great authors would turn towards the almighty dollar by producing mass quantities of purely torturous, poorly written, mind-numbing rubbish.