I went thought my stats and apparently the terms most searched for and the post most read on this blog is “Wintergirls” and my review of “The Kite Runner.” As I saw that I found it a bit weird, because those two probably represent my best and worst post ever written.
Wintergirls is one of the best reviews/in-depth analysis I’ve ever written on a book. The book was one that moved me deeply and I connected very much with the protagonist. Today this book is still very close to me, and I feel like it is one of the best YA-novels I have ever put my hands on. It is such a real and moving story and I think it must have been an incredibly hard job to write it.
It is one of the best analysis I’ve done, it was done as a school assignment and it was only published after the assignment had been graded. However upon the publication of the review I tweeted the author of the book, Laurie H. Anderson, the link and she actually replied to me and said she thought that was the best review she had ever read for that book. That she wrote that to me has of course made me very proud of that analysis, and I still think it is rather good. And I do understand that this might be a post people would like to read because I put a lot of work into it and it is well written.
And on the other hand we have my review of The Kite Runner (the movie), which I really, really hated. It is not that I don’t care about the war in the middle east or that I am a racist or anything like that. But I found the movie long and slow, and there were points in it that didn’t make sense or add up unless you read the book. I am a firm believer that even though a movie is based on a book it does not represent the book but stand a long as it’s own story. If you must have read the book to understand the movie, someone has done a bad job transmitting the message of the book to the screen.
And, I do have the right to have my own opinion. I did not care for or like this movie. In my eyes it was bad and boring. This review too was for a school paper, but it was written with less passion than my book review for “Wintergirls.”
I will not put up a link to this post because it isn’t well written, and I’ve had to close the comments on it because some people hate that I hate it and does not understand that I am fully allowed to hate it. That I hate the movie doesn’t mean I hate the people, I just didn’t think of it as a good story because everyone who has escaped war has a story so why this particular story? What about everyone else stories?
In the end I have seen my best and my poorest written post is the most read on this blog. I find it kind of funny and kind of odd, but at least I was honest i both posts.