Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme that I discovered recently. Every Friday, a question is put up @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer which you can answer anytime during that particular week. For more details, see this page.
The question for this week: 3rd – 9th July – What book/books got a lot of hype but were a disappointment for you? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)
There are quite a few in this category but I thought I’d mention two:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (2007)
Like millions round the globe, I was enchanted by the Potter saga so on the date this was released, I rushed out to buy it. The first chapter was superlative but then the novel just plummeted. At the end of the day, I was aghast. Had I spent so much time on this? It was such a disaster that since then I haven’t touched anything by Rowling.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (2015)
OMG! The way people talked about this book, I thought it would have a spell-binding mystery but then to discover that the mystery was paper-thin, that there were three neurotic women who spoke in the same vein and that too in the simple present was enough to put me off this author forever.
Are there books that got a lot of publicity but which left you feeling meh?
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