- 9 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
Maybe hate is a strong word, but whatever. Are there any authors whose books you try to read and you just HATE everything they write? Last week I was at Goodwill and they had two of Emily Giffin’s newer books on the shelf, so I picked them up for mindless pool reading while on vacation. I finished them both in about 3 hours each and when I was done, I realized that I cannot STAND Emily Giffin’s books. She has the most amazing ability to write women as completely unbelievable characters even though she IS a woman. NONE of her female characters are likeable; I think she thinks she’s trying to make them all “complex” by giving them good sides and bad sides, but their bad sides ALWAYS overrule any good she writes into them and they are just not likeable people! So I really dislike Emily Giffin because even though she is writing stories ABOUT women FOR women, she can’t write a realistic, genuine woman to save her life.
What about the rest of you? Any authors whose books you just cannot stand?