Friday, April 27, 2012
A to Z Blogging Challenge - X is for ProulX
Have you ever had an author you didn't like but yet somehow continually get stuck reading their books either for book club or because you've forgotten you don't like them and someone you trust has thrust a book of theirs into your hands? Annie Proulx is that author for me. I think I've read about 3 of her books. One I think I even ended up reading twice because a bookclub was involved.
I realize I have a picture of a book that won a Pulitzer Prize so obviously my opinion is going to be in the minority. However, I always get the feeling reading her books that she's constantly asking herself, "What would make this story or character more depressing?". Hopefully she isn't actually asking herself that but that feeling that I get as I read ends up making the story feel very artificial to me. And I say this as someone whose favorite living author wrote a book about a guy who wakes up to a world where chimps have won evolution.
So you can put your hate comments below or let me know you agree and we can sit in the corner at parties together when Proulx comes up.
This post is part of the A to Z Blogging Challenge. I encourage you to click through and explore some of the links to what other bloggers are doing.