- It could be awful. Lots of people have read it and think it's brilliant so the rest of the world feels compelled to agree for fear that they will be thought “uncultured” for not enjoying it. In which case I really didn't want to put myself through something painfully horrible to read. Why would anyone do that to themselves?
It could be brilliant.....now a lot of people may not understand why I think this is a problem, but they are probably the same sort of people who wouldn't understand how I ended up with 130 books on my to be read shelf. See if a book on my shelf is in fact brilliant and I read it, then it has to go on my Read shelf and then I won't have it to look forward to anymore. It'll be one of those that I've read once upon a time. No more suspense, no more carefully caressing it, or pulling it off the shelf to look and then carefully placing it back to be read another day. It's done with and that's it.I have a weird relationship with books.