nhunter said:Lord of the Rings....I can see how it might seem too much like hard work if all you're used to reading is Harry Potter and Stephen King.
It's like the difference between Brtiney Spears and J. S. Bach.
Iain Pears' An Instance of the Fingerpost
For me, the most overrated book would have to be the Bible.
Mari said:"It is full of interest. It has noble poetry in it; and some clever fables; and some blood-drenched history; and some good morals; and a wealth of obscenity; and upwards of a thousand lies." (Mark Twain)
I've been a member of two internet book boards, and on both of them I'd say that there was a lot of people with a similar view to yourself.Bagpuss said:I may get shot for saying this, but I recently read The Catcher In The Rye and I thought it was the most boring book I've ever read.
Irene Wilde said:Ooh! Beware of blanket statements, Mr. Enema!
Was Mr. Fitzgerald The Great American Novelist? No. But "The Beautiful and Damned" is not without merit. And even "The Great Gatsby" had some lovely descriptive language in it.
For grossly over-rated, I'd have to go with anything by Erica Jong. Great voice of feminism? Not hardly.