50 Famous 'Literary Masterpieces' That Actually Suck

50 Famous ‘Literary Masterpieces’ That Actually Suck

Ask Reddit is going to save you some time and some trouble by warning you which classics aren’t worth reading.

1. The Lord of the Rings. Those books go on forever. I’m shocked they were able to boil it down to just 3 movies.

2. This will be unpopular, but Game of Thrones. Everybody loves it so much and I just could not get more than about 40 pages in to the first book. I’ve read a lot of shit that doesn’t even qualify as writing, but the writing style in GoT was the wooooorst.

3. The Turn of the Screw. Considered one of the most influential early horror novels. It’s an incredibly tough slog. I did finish it and I get why it’s influential, but the language used really made it hard for me to enjoy it. It was released in 1898 and reads like it was written in 1598. 

About the author
Thought Catalog is the online destination for culture, a place for content without the clutter. Coverage spans the ... Read more articles from Thought Catalog on Thought Catalog.

Learn more about Thought Catalog and our writers on our about page.