Day 08 – Most overrated book
Even the books that strike me as overrated - especially them, to a certain extent, are valuable teaching tools, reinforcing my perception of what is good writing vs. what others seem to feel is. This is hard. I can barely justify this because it is from a place of such subjective personally horror, but I think Flannery O'Connor's a Good Man is Hard to Find is not, to use the parlance of a simpler time, all that. Her theory is among my favorite, but her fiction is not for me. It is for virtually everybody else I know, so I can comfortably declare that it has been overrated by others to me.
Oh, but that's nothing to dwell on. There is so much good.