Monday, 18 December 2006

Over-rated and Under-rated Books of 2006.

Those "best-of" book lists that are popping up on all the book review sites and blogs? Forget 'em. Take a look at Prospect Magazine's Over-rated and Under-rated Books of the Year instead.

What's the most over-rated? My current read: Dick Dawkins's God Delusion. No surprise there.

Nice quotes abound:
Suzanne Franks writer & broadcaster
Snow, Orhan Pamuk (Faber). One should not say this when he has just won the Nobel prize and survived state harassment, but I found it tedious.

Alan Wolfe academic
The God Delusion. Written with so little tolerance and so much fervour that fundamentalists will recognise Dawkins as one of their own.

2 comments:

  1. i'm glad "snow" got a vote for most-overrated! haha

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  2. Guess you're not the only one who thinks he's a bore :D

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