Westridge is known for attracting gay humanities students, but are the humanities departments really all that? These Amazon reviews suggest teachers should reconsider their assigned reading choices. For students, on the other hand, this article might make you feel better about not understanding a word of The Odyssey -- it turns out we aren't alone!
Hamlet by Shakespeare
A lot of reviewers had a big issue with the book's small size...
Yuhong Liu, on the other hand, was unimpressed with the content.
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Finding angry reviewers wasn't an issue at all with this one. Plenty of readers were confused:
And bored (Tony coming in hot with this one):
However, the review that really struck me was Sharron's complaint below. Having read Wolf Hall, I have to say I agree.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Rockman just... didn't really like it.
Sula by Toni Morrison
Dawn, I sincerely hope you did not read Sula to a child.
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
The Odyssey by Homer
Unclear what this is referencing, but Kameron was hoodwinked.
In our first yell-typing review of the article, this Amazon user critiques The Odyssey's formal qualities.
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
I think this speaks for itself.
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
Nanci makes an astute observation:
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
I had a lot to choose from with Frankenstein, but I think these two comments capture the general feelings of readers:
Snowflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Why? Why Barclay. Why would you write this review. I want to know what inspired you to do this. Why would you sit down at your computer and write a review saying you haven't read the book yet, and you can't review it. I just want to know why.
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The moment you've all been waiting for. There were so many of these, I didn't even know where to start. Here is a diverse (ish) assortment of complaints that I think represent Westridge students' general feelings toward The Scarlet Letter: