BTT: Which is worse?


Which is worse?
Finding a book you love and then hating everything else you try by that author, or Reading a completely disappointing book by an author that you love?

Wow good question!!

After thinking it for a few minutes…my answer is Reading a completely disappointing book by an author that I love.

I read a lot of book without really caring who the author is…whenever I find a book that has good summary on its back and have this ‘click’ feeling…I’ll buy that book without caring about the other book from the same author. For example I really like Kite Runner but never have intention on reading a thousand splendid sun…so it really not a big deal if I only like 1 book from an author.


I feel really disappointed if I read a not-so-good book by Stephen King or Haruki Murakami or Andrea Hirata…it’s like I have expecting the best from them and crush by the fact that the book does not match my expectation. I love those 3 authors so much because their books are always great to read and I like to keep it that way forever…but I do admit sometimes I find some of their books are disappointing…fortunately they are not much.

So how bout you guys?

9 thoughts on “BTT: Which is worse?

  1. I’m still undecided on this. I can see that only one book is better than no books, but I would like theothers to be good too.

    Why aren’t you going to read A Thousand Splendid Suns when you did like the Kite Runner? I’ve not read either book yet so I’m interested to know what you think.

    Novroz’ Answer
    well…you might call me naive…but this really is what I am.

    I trust my instinc more than any review because I’ve felt a lot of dissapointment when I follow someone’s review….so, now I only read books that got into me just by reading the summary on its back cover…it is to avoid feeling dissapointed.

    And that is what happened to A thousand Splendid Suns…the summary doesn’t get into me….a story of a woman full of misery throughout her life is just not my kind of reading.

  2. I give a same answer for both Mellisa and Jesica >>

    I don’t mind finding bad book from my fav author coz they have more good books than bad ones….and that is why I am still their biggest fans….But I do admit it’s worse finding bad book from the author I love than finding bad book from another author.

  3. I really like the couple of books I’ve read by Murakami, and I’ve enjoyed them thoroughly – any I should be wary of?

    I kind-of do agree that every author is allowed one or two non-spectacular books. However, I gave Grisham as an example here, where some of his relatively recent books seem to be catering to a completely different audience; books like, Bleachers and Playing For Pizza. That’s when I just kind-of lost faith….

    Novroz’ Answer
    I’m not sure which one will make you wary because different people have different opinion…I thought south of the border is boring but people in think it’s a great book.

    I guess I better consider my self lucky coz I haven’t lost faith on them

  4. I think ‘losing faith’ is a little extreme… it’s more like, there are so many incredible books out there, and so little time to read them all, that, if two-three books disappoint, you just kind-of focus on some other books/authors for the time-being, and then, if your ‘favorite author’ has a new book out, you don’t go right out and buy it, but read a couple of reviews and see what the general perception on the book is?

    Novroz’ Answer
    Ow I see…

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