i really hated "grab on to me tightly as if i knew the way" . i loved the title of the book and the cover art but honestly, two pages in i wanted to burn the book.I finished it though and immediately picked up the next book i could to get the taste out of my mouth.
i hate how any book with a teenager in it immediately gets compared to catcher in the rye and all the reviews on the back were like " for all those who were waiting for the second coming of holden , now's your time".........bushi
I don't usually read the massive bestsellers, because, let's face it, what the masses like is not always necessarily good... However, I gave "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown a shot... what a waste of my time!
- the writing was atrocious .... seriously, read some of the dialogue out loud and at least get a laugh out of it
- predictable plot
- the characters are flat, annoying caricatures - Sophie, though apparently a cryptographer, actually deciphers very little and seems to be present mainly in a pouting and needing to be rescued capacity
- anything about the story that was even mildly interesting was a complete rip off of "The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail"
Also HATED "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult - picked it up at a train station bookstore in a hurry, did read it because I had nothing else to read on my rather long train journey, but ooooooooh what a load of drivel. Very "made for tv" movie. First and last time I will ever read anything by Picoult, I think, life is just too short.
I think those are probably the worst two I have actually read - I'm sure there are many others I picked up, stopped reading if I wasn't enjoying them, and banished from my memory.