5 popular and famous books that are completely overrated

There are some books everybody loves. Books that have basically reached some untouchable cult status. But after reading several of those praised novels, I was disappointed. Read on to find out which books I’d never touch again…
(There are detailed reviews on all of the books, if you want to find out more check out the links!)


1. The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald):

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I can’t even tell you how many great things I heard about this book – everything from “a classic” to “must read for everybody”. But my excitement started to fade rather quickly.
For some reason all of the characters remained shallow until the end of the story. No way you could bond with any of them. The story didn’t hold any surprises, in fact I never even managed to thrill me. There was no point throughout the whole book where Fitzgerald would have managed to get under my skin. For me Gatsby is not that great. Continue reading


Movie Mania: The Great Gatsby (Blogathon-Entry for Head in a Vice)

The post I’m writing today is for a Blogathon initiated by Head in a Vice. It’s all about watching a movie because of a review you read.
Recently I came across a very positive review of the new Great Gatsby movie. I wasn’t too fond of the book when I read it about a year ago (you can check out the review for that right here). But sometimes bad books can be turned into good movies. With all the praise of the critics and the more than excited review I read I decided to give the film a chance.

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