April 25th, 2011
From the “You Can’t Please all of the People all of the Time” department:
The book in question is the Booker Award-winning The Sea, by John Banville.
Most of the 142 customer reviews on Amazon are positive, but those who dislike the book are vocal. Among the negative headlines:
- Dull as toothpaste
- This won an award?
- Exquisite languor
- Most boring book I have ever tried to read
- Conned by Booker Prize
From the “Loved the Book. Hated the Kindle” department: