Classics or Just Overvalued?
Like beauty, a good book is in the eye of the beholder. Scott Beauchamp posted a piece on the website BookRiot entitled “The Most Overrated Books of All Time (according to me).” Read the entire article found at http://bookriot.com/2012/05/29/the-most-overrated-books-of-all-time-according-to-me/. Check out some or all of the titles below and see if you agree.
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace FIC
A mysterious film, said to be addictively entertaining, is at the center of a plot to destroy the fabric of society.
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold FIC SEB
A 14-year-old girl is murdered, and from "her heaven" describes the effect her death had on family and friends.
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway FIC
After many days of empty catches, a fisherman engages in the fight of his life when he hooks a giant marlin.
Finnegans Wake by JamesJoyce FIC JOY
This tale of a man and his family demonstrates that history can indeed repeat itself.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck FIC STE
Two men plan and dream about owning a place all their own, but their plans go horribly wrong.
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown FIC
A museum curator is murdered, and a Harvard professor of symbology is accused of the crime.
The Dharma Bums by JackKerouac FIC
A young man encounters an old man while traveling, and shares stories of people met and adventures experienced along the way.
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath FIC PLA
A young woman searches for meaning and purpose in her life after college graduation.