One of our most loyal, longtime customers flatly dismissed Water for Elephants because "I don't do books about elephants set during the Depression."You know what? Fair. Elephants have no place in the Depression. Plus, I have a whole list of books I won't read because of the person who recommended them (you get one recommendation to prove your taste isn't terrible. After that, you're on the list), so I can't really judge.
But you know what no one will reject? A book written in a beer box. Just saying.