Saturday, October 4, 2008

Booking Through Thursday/Saturday #5: Best

On Saturday

What, in your opinion, is the best book that you haven’t liked? Mind you, I don’t mean your most-hated book–oh, no. I mean the most accomplished, skilled, well-written, impressive book that you just simply didn’t like.
Like, for movies–I can acknowledge that Citizen Kane is a tour de force and is all sorts of wonderful, cinematically speaking, but . . . I just don’t like it. I find it impressive and quite an accomplishment, but it’s not my cup of tea.
So . . . what book (or books) is your Citizen Kane?

Oh geez. This is an impossible question to answer. If I was forced to pick a book, I think I'd have to say Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. I read it almost a year ago and it just didn't hit me as hard as I was expecting it to, based on all the hype it'd been getting. I'm not saying that it was that horrible of a book; it really wasn't. It's got a nice plot, fun characters, and it's written pretty well, it just didn't live up to my expectations. It isn't a book I'd put on my list of favorites.
But speaking of Nick and Norah's, have any of you seen the movie yet? I really want to because, based on the trailers and all the advertising, it seems like it will be pretty decent. I loved Michael Cera in Juno with all his nerdy wonderfulness, so I'd go just to see him act in another fun movie. If you've seen it, what were your thoughts? Is it anything like the book? I might go and see it tomorrow if I have time, and I'll definitely do a post with my thoughts. :) 


  1. If you go and see it, please post about it! I am SO excited to see this movie!!! It won't be until next weekend for me, though.

  2. I went last night! I loved the movie. I love Michael Cera! I actually really really liked the book, I figured it would be ok but I really liked it a lot. The movie was really good but was a little different I guess. I couldn't remember enough of the specific details to know exactly what was different. I know a few things in the book didn't happen in the movie. In my opinion it was a fairly good adaptation with really good music!


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