The Literary Blog Hop takes place every other week at The Blue Bookcase.
This week's question:
Discuss a work of literary merit that you hated when you were made to read it in school or university. Why did you dislike it?
It's been a long time since I've had to read a book for school, but The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane immediately comes to mind as one I particularly despised. During high school, I was selected for a summer enrichment program at nearby university and Crane's book was assigned for the literature class.
War books have never really appealed to me and, I supposed it can be traced back to my experience with The Red Badge of Courage. The only thing I recall is the Civil War setting... no plot, characters, or themes.
A vague feeling of guilt has been nagging me for years. Should I give Mr. Crane another chance? Should I stop saying I dislike 'war books'? Have I ever really read any war books? A new project may be in the making...
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