Revisiting Books You Loved; Beware the Suck Fairy!

Has this ever happened to you?

You read a book you used to love, and–something’s happened to it! The prose is terrible, the characters are thin, the plot is ridiculous. Worst of all, that wonderful bit you always remembered…turns out to be half a line.

Then your book has been visited by The Suck Fairy, as explained by Jo Walton at Tor. This happened to me recently upon re-reading Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonflight. After reading the comments, I know I was not alone.

One Response to “Revisiting Books You Loved; Beware the Suck Fairy!”

  1. Amy Says:

    Last year’s Kristin Lavransdatter read-along kept the Suck Fairy pretty busy in my house.