I was FUCKING furious as the monstrosity that was Her Fearful Symmetry.
I hated, hated, hated, Gone Girl. The two main characters were so thoroughly unlikeable. When I was finished, I gave the book to my daughter saying I didn't want it back and she was free to throw it out if she wanted to. I hated it that much.
@alyssa, @pennymac - Because I'm a Swedophile, I found the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo kind of interesting (wtf, you can be jailed for slander?), but when I got to the end and the answer was [spoiler alert] Nazism, I said you've got to kidding and didn't bother with the rest of the trilogy.
Yes, it's definitely a personal thing. For example, I like THE ROAD, but I can surely see how someone would hate it. Depressing in the extreme, particularly because I felt it was well written. You've got to be in the right mood for it.I tried to read THE BEDWETTER by Sarah Silverman and I have to say, I just don't get her. I have never laughed at her even once but I was really willing to give it a try. Nope.
@rainwood Since I'm the one who dinged Confederacy of Dunces, I'm agreeing with everyone who says it's a personal thing. I normally love books with quirky characters and situations, but for some reason this book rubbed me the wrong way. I know a lot of people loved that book.
@PoptartK while I personally love and adore Time Traveler's Wife (not because it was so very well done, but because it haunted me, infected my dreams, and breaks me every time I read it.) I was FUCKING furious as the monstrosity that was Her Fearful Symmetry. I never pay for hardbacks, but that's how excited I was to read another by her.