Unpopular Bookish Opinions
This weeks TTT (hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl ) is unpopular bookish opinions. It's hard to tell which opinions other people will take issue with... but I'll take a good guess.
A Marauders prequel would be a TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE idea.
They were horrible, bullying toe-rags remember? There is absolutely no way to justify this behaviour. So they grew up nice. (Apart from that one who became a mass murderer.) Fine. I enjoy them as adults, but whatever kind of arc they have, bullies as protagonists would be wrong. What are we going to do, laugh along as they humiliate Snape and are obnoxious to girls? No. Thank. You.
"Sparkly vampires" are not stupid.
"Vampires don't sparkle" was the most annoying criticism levelled at Twilight. Vampires aren't real. Everyone plays with the mythology in different ways. I actually thought it was an original way to deal with the 'don't go out in sunlight' problem while not limiting the characters' movements so much.
Fanny Price would NOT have had more fun with Henry Crawford.
He would have cheated. Stop kidding yourselves. And he didn't really understand her either - he thought she was the meek and mild type who'd do anything for him once she fell in love, but she's not like that at all. He would've made her unhappy and when Edmund came to his senses it would've been too late for them both.
David Walliams is NOT the new Roald Dahl
Maybe I'm just an old woman because the kids do love him - but he's just not in the same league.
I actually love the Ella Enchanted film
I liked the book a lot when I read it, and I can perfectly understand the hate because the film completely re-wrote the story. Buuuut it's just so much fun. Hugh Dancy alone is worth watching for.
I was underwhelmed by The Book Thief
It was a bit boring...
I didn't mind the "Dumbledore is gay" reveal
When she said it, I could see it. After all, the first time we meet him he is wearing high-heeled, purple boots. Of course she should have put some openly LGBT characters in the books, but the nineties was still a little backward in that regard. I honestly believe she saw Dumbledore as gay, but since he's single throughout (and old) she didn't think it relevant to mention his love-life. The last few years she's chatted a lot of crap, but I do think gay Dumbledore was genuine.
Crime fiction does nothing for me
I feel like the majority of the books people borrow from the library are Crime. What is it about this genre (crime drama dominates TV schedules too)? James Patterson needs to stop soon or he will be all that is on the shelves. He must be at least twenty people.
I love great big fat books.
As long as they don't have great big fat boring bits. Short books are over too quick, and I love when you get to follow the characters through years and years of their lives without buying sequels.
I find classics easier to get into than YA
I know. I'm weird.
What are your un-popular bookish opinions?