A book I wanted to throw across the room by the time I finished it was Something Happened by Joseph Heller. I won’t tell you what the “something” was that “happened” in the book. Suffice it to say I could have done without learning about it. But I won’t get into the plot twist here. After all, you may be the sort of reader who enjoys finding out for themselves why someone would hate a particular book. I don’t want to ruin the surprise for you.
The most aggravating thing, the thing that made me want to throw the book across the room, was that when something finally did happen, it was after hundreds of pages of nothing much happening. In my opinion, it wasn’t worth the wait. I don’t care if it was Joseph Heller writing. (Now that I think of it, even though I did enjoy the movie Catch 22 very much, when I tried to read the book I was lost. I realize I may be admitting to a low IQ or something, but whatever.)
What book would you name as one you wish you’d never read? Why? (… if you can tell us without spoiling the book for someone else who might have an entirely different reaction to it …)