As we’re all aware of, I love movies, but I also really like watching bad movies. I’m definitely the kind of person who’ll look at the summary for something and go “this looks awful, let’s watch it”, and I’m know that I’m not the only one. There are actually some movies that I want to watch because they have a reputation for being awful (unless its a gross-out movie like Movie 43. I couldn’t even bring myself to watch Anton Yelchin’s deleted scene because it was so gross. And I love that guy so much), and I even listen to horrendous music out of choice. Remember Aqua? Or the Vengaboys? I certainly do and I’m not ashamed to jam to their stuff.
But my question is, can books be so terrible that they’re good? And I’m not talking about cheesy books, or books that are full of tried and tested cliches, I’m talking about books that are just bad. But so bad that they’re weirdly enjoyable.
In my experience, I haven’t read a book that is good because it’s bad. Most of the bad books that I’ve read were either a huge struggle to get through or there were a breeze even though they sucked. I have wanted to read books that people have said were awful, simply to see what all the fuss is about, but then again, I wouldn’t want to put myself through any pain by reading it (*cough*FiftyShadestrilogy*cough*). I’d probably just end up going:
Okay, this post is really short. Whoops.
What about you? Do you think that bad books can be “so bad they’re good”? Or are bad books just bad?