In My Opinion - Worst Book in History of Books...
I just finished
reading skimming the worst book in
the history of books. It was even worse
than most Canadian history books. Half
way through the book – the history of the fur trade in Canada was starting to
look VERY appealing to me.
The description provided by Amazon was intriguing, so I thought I would give it a “go”. Never ever have I bothered to check the page count of a book. This is one mistake I will never make again. It was 912 pages of mind numbing boredom. Lesson learned: just because it says “paperback” doesn’t mean it’s guaranteed to be an easy read. I should mention that it wasn’t a standard paperback either – it measured 8.5 x 11 – it was HUGE! Which means those 912 pages contained a lot of crap.
I’ve never given up on finishing a book I’ve started – unless you can count “Darwin’s – Origin of the Species”, but I don’t count that one since it was WAAAAYY beyond my level of concentration capabilities. Don’t judge – I was going through my intellectual phase. Good thing it didn’t last too long…
Anyhow, this one on the other hand screamed “QUIT ME”, “THROW ME OUT THE CAR WINDOW” written all over it. I contemplated giving up and using it as a door stop around pages 263, 275, 420, 500 through 750, etc. etc., but I’m stubborn and chose to muster through. It was awful - worst experience of my life!
What was said in 912 pages could have easily been summed up in well under 300 pages, which of course, would have made it manageable and maybe tolerable. Maybe, but I have my doubts. What the hell was I thinking? Obviously I wasn’t…
Disclaimer: This is not an official review. Good or bad, the opinions expressed here are my own. I may or may not be overly judgmental. If you decide to venture where I went before, do so at your own risk and don’t say I didn’t warn you.