Booking Through Thursday asks…
“What’s the worst ‘best’ book you’ve ever read — the one everyone says is so great, but you can’t figure out why?”
That’s easy. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. That books was all over NPR, the book blogs, the internets… everyone loved it. And NPR doesn’t usually steer me wrong. But it did. Oh, it did.
I’ll admit that the book had its moments, but the main Hamlet plot just annoyed the heck out of me because Wroblewski didn’t even try to paraphrase the play, he just picked up pieces and threw them in verbatim even if (when!) they didn’t make sense in the context of the parts of the story he wrote. Ugh.