CLASSIC BOOKS I DNF'D!!! | Summary and Q&A

July 21, 2021
Megan's Reading Revelations
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In this video, Megan discusses her least favorite classic books, including The Odyssey, All the King's Men, Huckleberry Finn, Slaughterhouse Five, Paradise Lost, The Once and Future King, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

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Questions & Answers

Q: Why didn't Megan enjoy reading The Odyssey?

Megan found Greek mythology unappealing and struggled to connect with the tales, despite being a fantasy reader who can suspend disbelief.

Q: What was the main issue Megan had with All the King's Men?

Megan expected a political plotline but found the excessive use of extended metaphors distracting and took away from the main story.

Q: What repetitive elements bothered Megan in Huckleberry Finn?

The book's repetitive storyline, where Huck Finn repeatedly got into trouble and had to work his way out of it, became monotonous and boring for Megan.

Q: How did Slaughterhouse Five's narrative structure impact Megan's reading experience?

The book's three different timelines and jarring transitions between them confused Megan and prevented her from forming a strong connection with the main character.

Q: What hindered Megan's enjoyment of Paradise Lost?

Megan struggled to follow the narrative structure of the epic poem and had trouble maintaining interest, especially exacerbated by a poorly narrated audiobook.

Q: Why didn't The Once and Future King resonate with Megan?

The book's cartoonish writing style and lack of maturity in descriptions and character development failed to engage Megan's interest.

Q: What made One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest a disappointing read for Megan?

The book's misogynistic undertones and an unlikable main character, along with its portrayal of the abuse of power, made Megan consider it a waste of her time.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Megan shares her dislike for The Odyssey, as she isn't interested in Greek mythology and finds the tales unappealing.

  • She didn't enjoy All the King's Men due to the focus on extended metaphors that took away from the main political plotline.

  • Huckleberry Finn's repetitive and predictable storyline, as well as Mark Twain's use of vernacular, didn't engage Megan in the book.

  • Slaughterhouse Five's three different timelines and lack of connection with the main character made it a confusing and unsatisfying read.

  • Megan had trouble following Paradise Lost's narrative structure and staying interested, partly due to a bad audiobook narration experience.

  • The Once and Future King's cartoonish writing style and lack of maturity in the characters and descriptions didn't appeal to Megan.

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was considered a waste of time due to its misogynistic undertones and unlikable main character.

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