There are so many crappy biographies … would you rather read a poorly-written biography of a fascinating life, OR an exquisitely well-written, wonderful read of one of a not-so-interesting life?Sorry, but why would I want to read anything that's poorly written? I'd much rather read a fascinating well-written biography of a fascinating individual.
Wouldn't we all?
And then there's fascinating and fascinating, isn't there? My opinion of what constitutes an interesting life might not agree with yours at all.
Actually, though, I don't really read that many biographies or autobiographies anymore -- I'm almost an all-fiction-all-the-time gal right now. In the past, I read a lot more nonfiction than I do now, for some reason. Guess I need the escape fiction provides. (Thank you, Doctor Freud.)
But if I did pick up a biog, I'd certainly prefer "exquisitely well-written" over crappy every time. No matter how fascinating its subject might be.