Dude, it's one of best books ever in the english literature. If you think past everything else, you'll see much more. How is it idiotic? There's lots of symbolism and foreshadowing, but I don't see how it's idiotic.
Bless Me, Ultima is probably the worst book ever. I hated it...it was boring and unrealistic. The kid is what? 5, 6 or 7 years old? He's wondering about God and what his role on the planet is and all that stuff. I mean, come on! Who think about that when at that age? Jeesh...so yeah, I pretty much read SparkNotes for the rest of the book after reading the first chapter.