Admit it, we’ve all been there and loved a book everyone hated. But we’ve also hated the book all our friends love. Well, perhaps not everyone was right there in the thick of things, hate is a very strong emotion after all. But it’s safe to say that we’ve all been severely underwhelmed by certain books, and there must be people out there who really, genuinely like it. Because otherwise the book would have never come into being. The writer must have felt that it was worth it to tell the story, the editor and the publisher must have thought so too, because otherwise it would never have become a published book. We all know that tastes differ, but how big can the difference really be?
And haven’t we all had that book that we just loved huge amounts but when your friend finally got around to reading it, they disliked the whole thing? Isn’t that just a huge let-down because you can’t share your passion for this obviously awesome book? Just look at the Twilight- series, so many people are over the moon about them while others would happily burn them. And that’s just one of the many examples, because take a quick look at your goodreads ratings. How many one-star reviews have you given lately? Now look at what other people have rated this book, do they share your dislike? I’m betting that there are certainly people who do, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a lot of people who did like the book. Sometimes even for reasons that you immediately put in the con column for the book.
Has there ever been a book that you were so excited about and when you started talking about to your friend they just didn’t share your joy, because they hated it with a passion? Have you ever really disliked a book that everyone seems to love?