Hands down The Davinci Code.
Reading Simmons wouldn't be as bad as the exercises that he suggests. Plus, if you count the outfits that you would need in order to look GREAT. :abge:The latter, Black Swan. Like that time you tried to seduce Richard Simmons. :rolleyes:
See? That's gettin' to it. Those of you who cite The Davinci Code either like to be counter-populist or pseudo-intellectual. I called out the master. And I'm right.
Well yes, he's all that. . . but do ya like his books? Bought Doctor Sleep recently for my Kindle, but have you seen that for Joyland he has said the following:Well, I adore Stephen King,
I've finished the last couple Dean Koontz books out of some sort of misplaced loyalty... I read Koontz and King and Barker a lot in middle and high school, but can't stomach them much anymore... But those last two Koontz books almost put me under. They're thinly veiled screeds of a mentally-unbalanced right-winger with an extreme gun fetish. Ugh...
Can Joe help it if he falls in love with people who don't make him happy? And what about Helena—she's in love, but somehow this isn't enough. Shouldn't it be? And if it isn't enough, does this mean she's not really in love? It certainly seems to be spoiling the love she's in. And let's say there's a volcano underneath the city—doesn't that make things more urgent? Does urgency mean that you should keep the person you're with, or search for the best possible person? And what if the best possible person loves someone else—like the Snow Queen, for instance?
This novel may not answer these questions, but nevertheless the author and publisher hope it will be of interest.
Now, a thread about unfinished shitty books would be a different matter. :hmh:
I don't see Any reason, why a sane or semi-sane person should read through a book they hate (unless it's their job to do so).
You know, I've read several (The Painted Bird, Steps, Being There) that are great. Some others were horrible.Kosinski.