What is the worst award-winning novel that you have ever read?
Can prestigious literary awards be trusted to point you in the direction of a good read? Or is it just hype to sell copies? Share your views here.
Neither, it is just, like the OSCARS, etc, just a bunch of luvvies trying to out pretentious each other with their waffle.
A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini.
I just couldn't get into it, probably because it was assigned reading in one of my college Lit classes.
"The Forsyte Saga" by John Galsworthy (1867-1933). I'm probably going back a bit further than you had intended, but I don't see how this thing won a Nobel Prize. - I shouldn't say that: It probably won a Nobel Prize because it was the world's first soap opera: He marries Her, but She sleeps with Him, and one woman steals another woman's man, but somehow we all manage to get over it and have no hard feelings by the end. Sorry but, Nobel Prize or not, I need something with a little more depth.
I should also note that I do not use awards and prizes to gauge what I read. But if something is given a world-class award, I think it should be just that: world-class.
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