We've all read What To Read Lists. Someone decides to write up the best fiction in the last 50 years list, or, what classics everyone should have read by the time they are 18 list.
What about a What Not To Read List?
The first book I would put on that list is Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All by Allan Gurganus. Now, I know this book sold a bazillion copies and was on the NY Times Best Seller List for 8 months. But, let me tell you, it was boring! That widow needed to shut-up!
The second book I would put on the list is the 1984 book The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, a Czech writer. The story takes place mainly in Prague in the late 1960s and 1970s. It explores the artistic and intellectual life of Czech society during the Communist period, from the Prague Spring to the Soviet Union’s August 1968 invasion and its aftermath. Again, too much blathering. Why do some authors insist on saying it more than once, of hitting you over the head with the point?
What book would you put on the What Not To Read List? And, please, this is about your personal opinion, so let's not make any negative comments about people's choices.