12 comments on “The Listicle Tag

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  2. Thank you for the tag! I love the answers to your questions. I agree with you on ‘Frankenstein’…I think I read it when I was 17 and, like you, a lot of its depth was lost on me. I could appreciate it, but I’d love to reread again now as an adult to see what my interpretation would be 🙂

  3. Yay I enjoyed reading your answers! This is just reinforcing that I need to give Frankenstein another try soon. And I totally understand having that reaction to Human Acts – I think I’d have had a different experience with it if I hadn’t read The Vegetarian first? That gave me a pretty good idea of what to expect from Kang’s detached narration, so I found Human Acts harrowing in its own right, but it’s definitely a tricky one to connect to on a more personal level. The only Woolf I’ve read is To the Lighthouse and I literally had to use Sparknotes to make sense of it because I was so confused, so I can’t say I recommend that one. I’m similarly intrigued by her though so I feel like I should also give her another shot.

    • Thanks! I’d definitely be interested to see how you get on with Frankenstein second time round.

      I’m thinking with Woolf that I might try some non-fiction by her next. I’m hoping it could be a little easier to follow in that it’d be fact rather than plot based, and so it might help me get in to her writing style more before I try more fiction.

    • Glad it’s not just me that struggled to connect – I’ll be interested to see how I get on with more of her stuff now that I have a better idea of what to expect.

      And I you! Hope you’re well 😊

  4. This is such an interesting list prompt. Off the top of my head, I can only think of maybe one book that I know I read at the wrong time. Similar to your ‘The Bear and the Nightingale’ experience, I had a particular expectation for what the story was going to be and was very disappointed.

    • It’s a real shame when it happens, isn’t it? The disappointment can sometimes block out the book’s merits, which in turn makes it feel even more disappointing – it’s a vicious cycle really. I suppose not every book can be a winner though 😊

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