Books Best Avoided

A Scanner Darkly by Phillip K. Dick

-This book drags on needlessly. All the characters are more or less the same two dimensional cut out and Dick’s vision of the world was unrealistic at best. I have a difficult relationship with Dick. I WANT to like his books so badly, but they are never good enough in my opinion to be actually readable.

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

-I was quite happy to find that this was Miss Lee’s only novel. I found at least two thirds of the book to be utterly pointless. The point of the book was to describe racism in the South in the early half of the 20th Century, but Miss Lee goes on to tell stories about why people in a certain town have no basements while another does along with other pointless info. I also found the writing hard to read. Her descriptions are so boring and lack any emphasis. It had the potential to be good, but missed out.


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