The Once and Future King by T.H. White


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Fantasy | Classic

1/5 Questing Beasts

What is it about?

The life and death of King Arthur.

Was it good?

It says right there on the cover that it’s the “World’s Greatest Fantasy Classic”.  I read this first in freshman year of high school and I thought I remembered liking it, but I must have been mistaken because this book is just so… so… stupid. Literally ALL of the characters are dumb or silly or both. I only made it through the first two “books” this time before I released myself from the obligation to finish it.

I don’t think I have DNFed (Did not Finish) any books since I started book blogging a year and a half ago, so I don’t do it at the first sign of discomfort. Every time I picked up this book I came away from it grumpy and complaining. I finally realized that reading is for enjoyment. I spend enough time cleaning up poop (3 kids and a dog) that I don’t need to submerge myself in any literary pooh.

I sincerely hope I haven’t offended anyone with my rant. It’s just that King Arthur is supposed to be a story of hope and valor and this book destroyed that for me.

This book is rated 4.08 on Goodreads so perhaps I’m the only one who feels this way? What popular book can you not stand? 

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