Sunday, February 15, 2015
Making Up For Monday: Filled with Regret
It's time for Making Up For Monday! This is a weekly meme hosted by me that asks some fun literary questions. Feel free to play along!
This week's question: What books do you regret reading?
I don't often "regret" reading anything, even if I didn't like it. I think that I usually get SOMETHING out of everything I read, even if it's just a new opinion on something I didn't like about the book. However, in the case of John Updike, I definitely regret reading Rabbit is Rich.
Since it won the Pulitzer Prize, I gave this one a read. It was on the first Pulitzer Prize winning book I read and nearly turned me off of reading them at all. The book was all about a perverted, sleezy, self-centered man and I just could not get into the book. Nothing really happened in the book of substance and the character was so unlikeable, that I kept wishing for him to be killed off. The "icky" feeling he gave me still gives me shudders whenever I think about the book. I really wish I had never read it.
What about you? Is there any book you regret reading?