Suggested by Janet:
The opposite of last week’s question: “What’s the best ‘worst’ book you’ve ever read — the one you like despite some negative reviews or features?”
To answer this question, I did a little Google search of the worst books of 2008. Lots of lists came up but I clicked on the first one I saw, which happened to be Entertainment Weekly’s list, because I remembered they had listed a book I loved as #3. That is just WRONG. Here’s what they had to say:
3. THE GARGOYLE, Andrew Davidson
Publisher Doubleday clearly had high hopes that this howlingly bad medieval thriller would be the next Da Vinci Code. It wasn’t. In fact, it turned out to be one of the biggest flops of the year.
While The Gargoyle wasn’t a perfect book, it was completely enthralling and utterly unique, and one I would have been sorry to miss. Judging from the comments left on my review, I wasn’t the only one who enjoyed it!
What’s the best ‘worst’ book you’ve ever read?
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