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If you could "unread" a book, which one would it be? Is it because you want to start over and experience it again for the first time? Or because it was THAT bad?It's kind of funny that you ask this question now. I just listened to an atrocious audiobook that felt like a complete waste of my time. So if I could unread it and use that time more wisely I would do it in a heartbeat. (For the record I've had to drive a lot for work and haven't been able to go to the library for replacement books).
Witches on the Road Tonight was just horrid. It was an adult book that just tried too hard to be literary and brilliant and came off as a wannabe. It used unnecessary pretty language even in the child point of view (language that the kid wouldn't have known) and too many metaphors. It also wanted to be edgy with sex, but ended up coming across as creepy. Here's an actual quote from the audiobook.
"Cora is drawing him a bath, almost flirtatiously the way women do with their grown sons."*Seriously!?!?! Is this a thing? This book seems to have some very disturbing adult-child relationships that I will address when I write an actual review. On top of everything else, the narrator's Appalachian accent was horribly exaggerated and borderline offensive.
Other books that I might "unread":
- Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer. I know a lot of people are Twilight fans but I'm not. I read the books because they were conveniently at my house. I'm glad I read the first book so that I can make an educate argument for why I don't like the series. However, when you've read three you often get the question "If you hate them so much why did you read them?" My answer: Because they were there, I was bored and I didn't think about what I was doing.
- Prophecy of the Stones by Flavia Bujor - I read this because the cover was a lovely shade of orange and it was getting a lot of press at the time. It was written by a thirteen year old girl. For a 13-year-old it's probably pretty impressive. However in the grand scope of literature it's shallow and dumb. I really don't like hating the accomplishments of a 13 year old, so I wish I could erase this from my memory.
- Witch & Wizard by James Patterson - Honestly if it weren't for my YouTube haters I would unread this book. But they've made me LOL so much that it's actually worth having read a horrible book. It's fun having a YouTube video with 26,000 views and barely literate people insulting my intelligence. (Read more about this incident)
*I was listening to the audiobook and immediately wrote down the quote (while driving I was that disturbed). However it could be missing a word or two because I was unable to doublecheck but the sentiment is intact.