Saturday, May 14, 2011

Literary Blog Hop

Literary Blog Hop




This week’s question is an interesting one; I struggled to answer it.
What books have you read that have been hyped as literary and, in your opinion, were not?

First I tried to think of books that people said had literary merit, but just turned out to be a mystery, fantasy, romance, etc. In that regard, the first book that came to mind was The Da Vinci Code. Though it uses a lot of art and history in its story, I don’t think it’s really “literary” in what is meant at the Blue Bookcase or this Hop. To me, The Da Vinci Code is a mystery. It’s a very long, researched, involved mystery, but I wouldn’t call it literary. It was also one of the most hyped books of the last decade.

What books do you think have received too much literary hype? Or hype in general?


3 comments:

  1. I also wouldn't call The Da Vinci code literary. It was very hyped and I did read and like it. But I read one more book by Dan Brown and I think that was enough. They all seem rather similar!

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  2. This book was definitely overhyped! I enjoyed it but wouldn't call it great or literary. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  3. Read this book because of it's title wasn't overly enamored, just your standard genre title, with just enough credibility to spin the yarn, if you disengage your thinking process.

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