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Hubris? Gives a whole new definition to the word,
This review is from: The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair (Kindle Edition)
I'll set out my credentials. Degree in English. Very well read in all genres of literature. Absorb two or three novels a week. Read more than I eat.
This book is awful.
Hubris is such a great word when applied well.
How the f***ing hell did the Telegraph reviewer say this was a must read? Has he actually read any other books? Seriously, this is so badly written it's a joke.
The whole premise of the book is that two authors have written best sellers. The BEST books ever written. They cannot walk down a street anywhere in the world without being hailed, recognised, lauded. Millions offered for their books based on a few scribbled notes because their words are so fabulous.
And yet THIS author can't write.
"Oh, my darling, Harry."
"Oh, Nola, I adore you."
"Oh, Harry. My love. You write so beautifully. I cry at your words. I love you."
"Oh, Nola, how I love you."
And that got him a two-million dollar publishing contract?
My God. The staggering inadequacy of this book astounds me.
I can't begin to say how much this book disappointed me. I bought it! I paid money for this. At one point the author refunded a character for his purchase of his book. Who is going to refund me?
I have never read such rubbish.
No, I take that back. I have. The Goldfinch. The Luminaries.
NOTE TO SELF: STOP BELIEVING THE TELEGRAPH BOOK REVIEWS
THEY ARE AGENTS OF SATAN
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Initial post: 10 Aug 2014 00:01:43 BDT
I suspect the Telegraph reviewer didn't actually bother to read this year's Most Annoying and Completely Rubbish novel and spent his time doing something far more interesting instead. Like watching grass grow.
Posted on 19 Mar 2015 09:47:05 GMT
I find the often glowing reviews in the press rather disturbing. Even the poor reviews tried to put a positive slant on this book rather than slate it, as anyone with any self respect would do. And as for the literary awards! Mon dieu! Seriously, were backhanders up for grabs? I'm not one for conspiracy theories but the success of this book gives me pause. This is - I would say almost inarguably -a truly shockingly bad book in every way. I truly read it with disbelief in my heart.
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