30 Day Challenge: Day 8 - Most Overrated Book

Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

Day 8 - Most Overrated Book

 

This has got to be one of the most overrated books. All my college English professors would have you believing its solid gold though. I didn't care for it the first time I read it, but could see why it was being taught in an Introduction to Literature class. However, I have been forced to read and write papers on this book seven times. That's seven different courses, taught by seven different people, all teaching this god forsaken book. My head started exploding every time I saw it listed on a syllabus and I dropped one class because I absolutely refused to sit through another week long lecture on it. This book is not the end all and be all of English literature.