Name a book or author that you truly wanted to love but left you disappointed. (And, of course, explain why.)
I could go with the obvious choice and say “Twilight.” After seeing how caught up in the book everyone was, I tried listening to the audio version. I was interested for the first half of the book, but the story makes an abrupt turn about halfway through and just never recovers. I find it odd that Meyer claims she’s never seen Buffy or Angel and yet huge chunks of the book are mirrors of what both shows did–and did better.
For a less obvious choice, I’ll go with Robert A. Heinlein’s “Have Spacesuit, Will Travel.” I should preface this with saying I’m not a huge fan of Heinlein, but I’d always heard raves about his juvenile novels. “Spacesuit” is one of the big ones and so I was eager to read it. However, while it started out OK, it just never grabbed me and towards the end I found myself getting bored by the story as a whole.