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13 August 2009

BTT: Recent Worst Book

Dear Me,

What's the worst book you've read recently?
(I figure it's easier than asking your all-time worst, because, well, it's recent!)


I think the worst book I have read recently (like last month) was Michelangelo's Notebook by Paul Christopher. This book was actually one of the books I picked for my Suspense & Thriller Reading Challenge for this year. Falling under the religious thriller, Michelangelo's Notebook seems like a very exciting read.

Life may imitate art...but death follows it.

While studying art history at New York University, brilliant and beautiful Finn Ryan makes a startling discovery: a Michelangelo drawing of a dissected corpse-supposedly from the artist's near-mythical notebook. But that very night, someone breaks into her apartment-murdering her boyfriend and stealing the sketches she made of the drawing. Fleeing for her life, Finn heads to the address her mother had given her for emergencies, where she finds the enigmatic antiquarian book dealer, Michael Valentine. Together, they embark on a desperate race through the city-and through the pages of history itself-to expose an electrifying secret from the final days of World War II-a secret that lies in the dark labyrinthine heart of the Vatican.

Well, I was mistaken. Aside from the unnecessary lines and entirely, not-so-good plot, it sounded so chauvinistic and darn revolting. I got it the first time that the female character was a sight to behold but was it so important that the author had to point out a thousand times Finn Ryan's body parts?

3 comments:

  1. Have never heard of this book, but I must admit the title would have caught my eye.

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  2. ANY time a female protagonist is described as "brilliant and beautiful," I run the other way. Or at least sniff and snarl my way through the book.

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  3. I took offense at this book as well.

    Haha, I remember I was so excited to read this and was sorely disappointed.

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