BTT: Best Bad Book

March 26, 2009

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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?”

The first book that jumps to mind here is The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Lots of people absolutely hated this book, and had a fun time deriding Brown’s (admittedly) horrible writing and faulty research. But I have to say that despite the obvious problems, I found The Da Vinci Code to be a real page-turner — I ended up finishing it in less than 24 hours! Sure, this wasn’t one of my proudest moments as a reader, but what can I say. Sometimes I just like being entertained!

6 Responses to “BTT: Best Bad Book”

  1. Wow, a lot of DaVinci Codes in today’s BTT. I wanted to read this for the subject matter but couldn’t get past the first few pages. The writing just isn’t for me.

  2. I enjoyed The DaVinci Code as well — a quick, enjoyable read.

    http://barneysbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/booking-through-thursday_26.html

  3. The Da Vinci code seems to be going around…maybe I should give it a try even though I found the film so boring

  4. Da Vinci Code was my pick too!

  5. Someone else mentioned this book too! I wasn’t a huge fan of the book myself, but if I had to choose I’d pick the book over the movie any day (the movie was so boring!)

  6. When I read The DaVinci Code, there was still a lot of controversy surrounding it on the possibility of Brown having plagiarized so I read Daughter of God by Lewis Perdue first to judge for myself; I think that’s a big part of what kept me really interested. Ha– and I had an excuse if someone wanted to laugh that I was ‘following the crowd’ with my reading choice– I was researching 😉

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