30 Day Book Meme – Day Seven
Day 07 – Most underrated book?
There are dozens upon dozens of books where I’ve wondered why more people didn’t know the awesomeness that was that book. My two biggest are the Sherlock Holmes stories and the King Arthur legends. They are not so much underrated but almost nobody reads them. I’m active in both fandoms (a community focusing on a book, TV show, or movie while producing fan made artworks and general mayhem) and while everyone has seen the new BBC United Kingdom TV show versions of Sherlock and Merlin, very few bother to comb through the material that inspired them. Since those recent adaptations have led to an influx of new fans, there is a bit of snobbery going around between the newbies and those fans who have read the original stories. Very annoying. It’s also very hard to find fanworks based off just the books rather than the new TV shows (and in the case of Sherlock Holmes, the movies).
The Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey is another I think more people should read. It’s a wonderful example of great world building and it has dragons. You can’t beat dragons.