On the first day here, in full on jet lag mode blended neatly with overwhelming book lust, I hit the library.
It was actually somewhat epic. Seems I had 2 bucks or so in library fines. Sadly, I had just been a good citizen and dumped most of my change in the parking meter, so could not pay the fine. Also I needed to renew the card, and the only piece of information with the relevant address on it was over a year old.
They didn't accept it.
I went home, somewhat despondently and got a new document - rummagerummagerummage - and went back.
Finally, the Toronto Public Library card that I frankly LOVE and cherish was renewed. Ecstatically I hit the stacks and checked out about 10 books.
Never in my life have I run across a stack of ten more dismal books.
I have no idea what happened, but they are dreadful. I am currently, and with absolutely no enthusiasm slogging through Rohinton Mistry's Family Matters, a "#1 BESTSELLER"
I loathe it. I keep giving it a try, but honestly. I grant I am only on page 129 or 469, but if I am still hating it unremittingly by page 129 it is not a good sign. The characters are chiefly repugnant, or so vulnerable and ill-used that it is agonizing, there is neglect, selfishness, craftyness and whining. UGH.
No idea what happened to me, but jet lag does not seem to be all that good for my book selection skills.
So here's the question....
What is the last book you read that you hated...or the book you hated MOST of them all.....
C'mon, let's here 'em....
what was the worst, and why.