30 Days of Books – Day 18

18 Nov

A book that disappointed you

Previously: Favourite quote from your favourite book

There are a couple of books I anticipated to be better than they actually were like: Madame Bovary, The Lady of the Camellias and this one.

The book that disappointed me recently though was Great Expectations. To me it was really boring and I was hoping that Miss Havisham was playing a larger role in the story as she was the reason I wanted to read the book in the first place. As I mentioned before, I love her character in the Thursday Next books so I wanted to see where she comes from but as it turned out, you have to go through a lot of boring pages and are not that much wiser afterwards. See my full rant under the link above.


Next: Favourite book turned into a movie


3 Responses to “30 Days of Books – Day 18”

  1. viveka November 18, 2012 at 18:03 #

    Not found of Chickens books neither – always so miserableness and kids are having a hard time – evil adults. Seen Oliver as show – and it was fantastic .. I keep it like that.
    You’re doing such great job with your 30 days of books.

    • Wilhelmina Upton November 18, 2012 at 18:07 #

      Yes, Dickens and me are not going to be pals, I only like ‘A Christmas Carol in Prose’ David Copperfield was not a success for me either but I blame it on having read it in English which was really hard. One day I will read Oliver Twist cause I already have it but not right now.
      Thank you :-)

      • viveka November 18, 2012 at 23:27 #

        Not long ago that I saw the film “Christmas Carol” – Scrooge is some scary person .. but he very lonely too. So sad story.
        Thanks for coming back to me.

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