Friday, June 29, 2012

30-Day Book Challenge - Day 07

Day 07 - Most Underrated Book

I'm not really sure how to categorize a book into underrated. I feel like overrated is easy - a book gets a ton of hype and then I hate it. Under... I realize that means that people haven't given it the time of day but it's really good, etc. But that's like - most of literature. So, I'm settling on The Jane Austen Book Club, by Karen Joy Fowler. The movie based on the book is super cheesy - yet one of those guilty pleasures I can watch anytime. I picked up the book anticipating the same sort of brainless fun, but was instead greeted by a beautifully written, gorgeous novel.

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  1. It's interesting to me that you came to this book after you watched the movie version. Do you think if you'd read it first, you would've had different expectations from it, and thus not put it on your underrated list? Guess I'll have to pick a copy of this up to read--never having read it OR seen the movie!

    1. I think I might have. I would have hoped that it had the same quality, or at least as close as possibly, to Austen. I'd recommend both movie and book.

  2. I loved the book was disappointed by the film


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