So I recently read a book that I had seen a ton of good reviews for online. I enjoyed the book, but I wasn’t blown away by it, like most folks online seem to be.
And I had to wonder – is it the book or is it me?
This isn’t the first time this has happened to me. I remember hearing all the buzz about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson a few years ago. So I read that book. Overall, I enjoyed it, but I didn’t see what the fuss was all about. Honestly, those first couple hundred pages of the book were slow. To me, the story didn’t pick up until the two main characters, Lisbeth and Mikael, started working together. At least in my opinion.
And it’s not just books. Movies, TV shows, music, even characters. There is a lot of pop culture out there that just doesn’t resonate with me. For example, I’ve never understood what all the fuss is about when it comes to Superman. I’ve always thought that Batman was much more interesting – and had better villains to battle.
Of course, everyone has different tastes and likes, but I always think it’s interesting what strikes a chord with some people and not others. I guess if we could figure that out, our books would all be mega-bestsellers like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
What about you guys? Are there any books, movies, or TV shows that you just couldn’t get into? Are there any books, movies, or TV shows that you love that you wish more people would discover?
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