Tuesday, February 22, 2011

08 – Most overrated book

Oh man. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (plus sequels). Seriously. The books are utter utter rubbish. The films are great but the books are so badly written. At least the originals. I'm incredibly sorry to be saying this because I guess being Swedish I'm supposed to like all things Swedish so I feel like I'm letting down the motherland (or something) but seriously. Don't bother reading them, just watch the films. And that's not something you'd often hear me say!

Whilst I'm on the subject of overrated books: Da Vinci Code. What the hell was all that hype about? It didn't make any sense whatsoever.

Hm. Maybe sometimes I wonder if I dislike things because you're *supposed* to like them. I guess this theory is supported by my previous praise of Twilight, and the fact that I honestly don't mind Justin Bieber OR Jedward.*

* I wouldn't choose to listen to either - but I don't get why people are so violently offended by them.


Radio Waves said...

Jedward thrive on controversy, it's their oxygen. Not that they're alone in that.

Joanna said...

Because their main fan base is made up of young teenage girls. Ergo, you're forbidden to like them.

Julia said...

But I'm pretty much a teenage girl. You know, in heart and all that?

Controxygen, yum...

Dan P said...

I'm assuming you are referring to the Swedish original.

I never particularly liked the writing style, but assumed that was due to the translation, although I wouldn't say utter rubbish'!