Welcome to a brand new feature that is going to run for this month – this April we are going to celebrate the world of Books! The last few weeks and months we have all been part of a weird world to say the least so this month we thought it would be nice to talk about something that allows you to escape even if it just for a chapter at a time. So this month we are taking on the 30 Day Book Challenge and looking at a different topic each day, enjoy!
Day 29: A Book Everyone Hated But You Liked
NAME OF BOOK: The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
I didn’t really know what to write for this topic so I went online and Googled the Worst books. I cam across a list and had read none of them apart from one and a bit. I say bit because I have never stomached the guts to read 50 Shades of Grey due to how poorly written it is. I have read some segments of it in a book store once and laughed out loud how poor it was. Also, my friend on an MA writing course had to study this book as to how NOT to write a book, so I have no time to read badly written books.
The only book that I had read that was on the list was The Da Vinci Code. I remember two things about this book – one thing was the hype and two was that it was the first ever adult, violent book that I read. Whilst the Da Vinci Code wasn’t that gory, I read another after this one as a kid called Deception Point and the description of someone dying by drowning in freezing water freaked the hell out of me and caused nightmares.
Anyway, I have only read this book once and I have no intention of reading it again, I don’t remember a lot about it apart from the fact it was a good read and far better then the film. I cannot remember a lot about the narrative or if it was amazing but I remember parts of it being interesting.
The reason it made the list of bad literature was because of the way it was written. I don’t know how well it read, I was a kid so to me it felt fine but if I read it as an adult maybe I would think differently.