30 Day Book Challenge: Day 2– Least Favorite Book

As difficult as choosing my all time favorite book for yesterday’s post was,   I found choosing my least favorite book an even greater challenge.   It’s not that I never dislike any books, of course.   Long time readers of this site are well aware that I  most certainly don’t like every book I review and I have never hesitated to give a negative review if I felt one was warranted.    Which is not to say that I like giving negative reviews,  any more than I like reading books that I don’t enjoy or otherwise value.   Of all the books I have panned over the years,  the one that stands out most in my mind is Heart Like Water  by Joshua Clark.

This memoir,  of Clark’s experiences remaining in New Orleans during and after hurricane Katrina.   The book is greatly marred by Clark’s pretensions of being a journalist, his use gratuitous use of obscure vocabulary words and his off-putting attitude.   You can read my review of this title here.