Great great topic for the Literary Blog Hop this week!!
Discuss a work of literary merit that you hated when you were made to read it in school or university. Why did you dislike it?
The Great Gatsby sucked rat balls.
ok, I know it is a great work of American literature. And all deep and stuff. I just couldn't stand it! Rich, vapid, boring people desperate for other rich, vapid, boring people, all told by a guy who's not quite as rich so there's this weird sort of greedy lust on every page. Stop drinking so damn much! Go DO something, anything!! Really, throw in drugs and cell phones and i think Brett Easton Ellis pretty much has written the same stuff. I read this in a Religion in Literature class my sophomore year of college. Thankfully, i also got to read Interview with the Vampire and write a term paper on it, for credit! We read several other books i enjoyed as well but slogging through the Fitzgerald was the low point of my semester.