Thursday, July 14, 2011
Booking Through Thursday (9): Biographies
This week, Booking Through Thursday asks: There are so many crappy biographies … would you rather read a poorly-written biography of a fascinating life, OR an exquisitely well-written, wonderful read of one of a not-so-interesting life?
Books have to be well written for me to really get into them. I love off-beat biographies (biographies about people who aren't all that well known or otherwise). If a book is badly written, I'm not going to enjoy it nearly as much. I'd rather take my chances with a less well known person's biography if the writing will blow me away. I like to be moved.
What say you?