1. Which book(s) do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews?
Anything by Nicholas Sparks. Anything with “The Secret” in the title or subtitle. It’s not an irrational cringe, though. I break out in hives when exposed to too much emotionally-manipulative schmaltz.
2. Borrowing shamelessly from the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde, you are told you can’t die until you read the most boring novel on the planet. While this immortality is great for a while, eventually you realize it’s past time to die. Which book would you expect to get you a nice grave?
Hm. Probably Infinite Jest. Not that it’s a bad book– how would I know? I haven’t read it.