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Title: A Book You Hated?
Post by: maryd on February 25, 2009, 01:24:10 pm

Has anyone on here ever read a book they hated? Did you manage to finish it, or did you put it down halfway? Why didn't you like it? I'm just interested - there are one or two books I haven't enjoyed, but normally I find something good in them. A book I absolutely hated was 'The Almost Moon' by Alice Sebold. Feel free to disagree!

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on February 25, 2009, 01:38:41 pm

I liked that book I have 3 books by h er, lovely bones, the almost moon and lucky :)

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Post by: jen10 on February 25, 2009, 03:48:24 pm

Warriors Don't Cry...i am reading it, still, but so far, i hate it! it makes me cry all the time. it's so sad!! it is unbearable to read without sobbing. it is for school, so, i can't just drop the book...which stinks!!! :P :-\

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Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on February 25, 2009, 08:26:06 pm

I hated "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer :-X :-[ *ducks flying missiles* The plot was so dull, and the dialogue was lame in parts and overly melodramatic in others!

I forced myself to get through it though, cos I'm stubborn like that... and besides, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. ::) ;)

Another book I hated was "A Patch of Blue" by Elizabeth Kata. It's supposedly an inspirational story about a blind girl who is neglected and abused, but finally finds love... I just found it depressing and scary. We were made to read it for school at age 13, but I think it was a little much for me at the time!

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Post by: Kathi on February 26, 2009, 05:18:59 am

I used to hate The Catcher In The Rye; later I had to read it again for school and I found it less annyoing, but it's still not something I enjoyed. I also didn't like Lord Of the Flies...so boring

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Post by: maryd on February 26, 2009, 02:36:38 pm

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I liked that book I have 3 books by h er, lovely bones, the almost moon and lucky :)
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Different spokes for different folks, I guess. I didn't like 'The Lovely Bones' when I first read it, but then I re-read it and thought it was OK, so I gave 'Almost Moon' a go. Not only was the subject matter sickening to me, but the way Alice Srbold wrote it was so cold - I didn't feel any compassion at all, which was why I hated it. My mum read it right after me and that's the only time she has ever threatened to moniter what I read.

Kathi - I hated Lord of the Flies too. There was so much of it and I kept getting confused. :P

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Post by: LijFrodo on March 17, 2009, 10:28:29 am

Actually,I liked all books which I read ... If I don't like it,I don't continue reading ... Not hate ! But,I don't like books which have hard plot and expression ... ;)

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Post by: Billswife on March 28, 2009, 11:45:53 pm

I"ve been forcing myself to get through this one book. It's a love story about a boring farm couple and how they met. :P
I did semi finish it but I skipped ahead. It was bad.

I dunno tho there are alot of books I start reading like "Wicked" for example and not that there is anything wrong with them, it's just that I realize I"d rather be reading (writing) the story I've got in my own head.

Does anybody who also writes feels like reading is just putting "more in there" somehow?

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Post by: Celebrian on May 29, 2009, 05:27:13 pm

I had to read Billy Budd in school and found it pretty dreadful. :-\

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Post by: Chrysanthemus on June 20, 2009, 08:13:03 am

the da vinci code. I still can't believe how I got convinced that it would be a good read.


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I hated "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer *ducks flying missiles* The plot was so dull, and the dialogue was lame in parts and overly melodramatic in others!


As for the Twilight hype. when I heard about it, I lost the hope on today's youth. I'm kidding, but seriously how worse can it get?

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Post by: maryd on June 20, 2009, 08:18:48 am

I quite enjoyed the daVinci Code - it was full of plenty of suspense. :)

Agree with you on Twilight though. I read the first chapter and I couldn't force the rest down. :-X

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Post by: Chrysanthemus on June 20, 2009, 02:02:34 pm

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I quite enjoyed the daVinci Code - it was full of plenty of suspense. :)

Agree with you on Twilight though. I read the first chapter and I couldn't force the rest down. :-X
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well, one can't deny the suspense, that's for sure, but one can't ignore the factual and historical mistakes either. But well, that's only my humble opinion. :)

Last summer a friend mentioned the Twilight plot to me, it was enough to know I would never want to get close to that book. :-X

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Although I did like the BBC series based on Jane Austin's novels, I might be the only girl who finds the books and her writing dull. I remember trying to read Emma some years ago and fall asleep.

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Post by: maryd on June 21, 2009, 06:18:08 am

RE - Jane Austen: I enjoyed Pride and Prejudice but then when I tried to read anything else by her, I found them really boring...Emma stands out as the book I couldn't even read the first chapter of. :P

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Post by: Chrysanthemus on June 21, 2009, 10:40:52 am

ahah we should form a group and gather everyone who feels the same. our moto would be : Jane Austen, we do love Mr. Darcy but your books do better as pillows.

(stupid comment alert) ::)

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Post by: maryd on June 22, 2009, 05:29:25 am

Exactly. :)

Another book I didn't enjoy much was 'Sepulchre' by Kate Mosse. The story kind of dragged, and it reminded me of some books I read when I was younger that I didn't like either (Wormwood by G.P.Taylor :P ).

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Post by: raquel19 on August 14, 2009, 10:57:03 am

I didn't enjoy New Moon In the twilight series. Not because when Edward left bella and go to Italy? It wasn't for the lack of no edward in the story. It was mostly Bella describing and emotions she has. When it came to her and Jacob hanging out, then it was getting a bit better. :P

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Post by: Edna Frau on October 19, 2009, 05:31:47 am

I really, really dislike the House of Night series. I stuck with it 'til the second last book (I don't think the last has been released yet), and it just keeps getting worse and worse. :-\

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Post by: redstar1 on October 24, 2009, 01:06:07 am

The Twilight saga. I'm sorry, I just don't get why people are obsessing over it so much. It's just about sparkling vampires and a shiny-hot-dude. I recieved the first book last Christmas, and I screamed, throwing it away from me.

I reached chapter 12, put it down, and my friend asked if she could borrow it. I said yes, and she didn't give it back to me since May. XD Since I have no interest in the book, I loaned it to my younger sister. She enjoys the saga, but she is not allowed to read Breaking Dawn. (I told my mother what happened in the book... I heard the news from a friend in school)

I was into Eragon a couple years back, but I stopped. It was a cheap rip-off of LotR and Star-Wars... only with a dragon. If you would like to read about dragons, adventure, and romance, I may suggest The Pit Dragon Chronicles by Jane Yolen. Good reading. ^^

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Post by: maryd on October 24, 2009, 05:29:02 am

Do you know what. Blue Captivation, I was exacty the same as you regarding 'Eragon' by Christopher Paolini. I read the first two books and enjoyed them, and then when waiting for the third one I read them back again I thought they weren't great at all. Now I actively dislike them. :P

As for Twilight....I saw the film and thought it was pretty rubbish, so I didn't even venture for the books. I know I should probably read them before I judge them, but the plot was so weak in the film, and so completely not my thing, that I know I wouldn't enjoy them.

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Post by: redstar1 on October 24, 2009, 08:37:11 am

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Do you know what. Blue Captivation, I was exacty the same as you regarding 'Eragon' by Christopher Paolini. I read the first two books and enjoyed them, and then when waiting for the third one I read them back again I thought they weren't great at all. Now I actively dislike them. :P

As for Twilight....I saw the film and thought it was pretty rubbish, so I didn't even venture for the books. I know I should probably read them before I judge them, but the plot was so weak in the film, and so completely not my thing, that I know I wouldn't enjoy them.
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Ah! I've read the first two books before and watched the movie. (er... didn't really like it, but that's just me.) When the 3rd one was released, I borrowed it from the school library and started to read it. Yeah... I realized that it wasn't all that great I thought it would be.

PDC and Dragon Rider are true dragon adventure books! <3 :3

Me too! I watched the Twilight film when I had nothing to do, I was vacationing in Michigan this summer and decided to watch it. (while reading a very fluffy Lurlene McDaniel book. ;))

I didn't like it. He always stalked her. And I've heard other things about BD, of Jacob "imprinting" on Edward and Bella's daughter, who was a baby. And that's weird! Even Robert Pattinson said that SMeyer is mad.

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Post by: maryd on October 24, 2009, 08:38:57 am

Is that Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke? I used to love that when I was younger, and she writes the kind of books I still go back and read and enjoy now, even though I'm probably a bit old for them. ;)

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Post by: redstar1 on October 24, 2009, 09:43:41 am

Yeeesh, it is! I've only read one of her books, but I hope to actually get into InkHeart sooner or later. I've heard that Funke may be writing a sequel to DR. No matter what age I am, I'll forever be a kid at heart and whipped away into her adventures of fantasy. ^_^

Since this is a topic of hated books... A lot of students from my English class are reading The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinback. They're hating it, finding it boring as heck. But I think it's alright. Also last year during our sophmore year, we read The Pearl which is also by JSB.

They hated it as well. But I enjoyed it. Everyone has different tastes in all sorts of books. But I may understand why they hated it. I was shocked when it had been revealed that Coyotito's head was blown off. O_O! But I learned to accept it and it was a very bittersweet ending.

..... The movie version sucked. The ending sucked. XP Ah well.

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Post by: maryd on October 24, 2009, 09:45:34 am

^ Inkheart is brilliant, but my favourite book of hers is 'The Thief Lord', by a mile. :)

I actually tried reading 'The Grapes of Wrath' but I never really got much into it before i gave up. I tried it after I read 'Of Mice and Men', which I loved, by the way. :)

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Post by: redstar1 on October 24, 2009, 10:02:03 am

Oh, I completely forgot about tTL! *slaps forehead* My brain isn't exactly working today. I was half way into it, but I had to return it to the school's library. It's too bad because I don't think the public library in my neighborhood doesn't own The Thief Lord. I've only seen Inkheart there. I should re-read it and finally finish it the next time!

And that's okay! We're reading the even chapters, even if they're going to get longer and longer. (Oh, joy... =P) But I enjoyed Of Mice & Men, such a good book!

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Post by: Domlijah on November 16, 2009, 04:50:39 pm

Has anyone read 'The Notebook' By Nicholas Sparks? Well DON'T! I am totally one of those sad girls who gets sucked into sappy romance novels, but unfortunately his I cannot read. After seeing the movie I decided to read the book with the assumption that the book would hold an even more beautiful story. Wrong! The 'intimate' scene lasts for way too long, and there is no real story to speak of. I don't advise reading it. Oddly enough, the movie is much better in my opinion.


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I was into Eragon a couple years back, but I stopped. It was a cheap rip-off of LotR and Star-Wars... only with a dragon.


I agree! I read the first page and put it down. Though, it was written by someone very young and I applaud young writers. The hype is misleading.

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Post by: maryd on November 17, 2009, 11:56:24 am

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I was into Eragon a couple years back, but I stopped. It was a cheap rip-off of LotR and Star-Wars... only with a dragon.


I agree! I read the first page and put it down. Though, it was written by someone very young and I applaud young writers. The hype is misleading.
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Yeah, I think Christopher Paolini was only about 17 when Eragon was published. But still, disappointing.

Thanks for the info about The Notebook (I'm afraid I'm one of those girls that didn't much like the film :P).

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Post by: redstar1 on November 17, 2009, 04:24:10 pm

Awww I love Nicholas Sparks. But that's okay. ^^

I've never did read The Notebook but watched most of the movie. I've only read The Rescue and the other title that I forgot but it's about a widow and her husband's gift that was a Great Dane and she had to choose between two men and one of them was a nutcase. :P

I wanna read A Bend in the Road soon. ^^

I don't plan on reading The Notebook. I don't know why... Just don't want to.

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Post by: Domlijah on November 27, 2009, 08:13:17 pm

Haha no problem!

Though, to be honest I read it a few years back. I might actually like it now, but I don't think I will be giving it a chance anytime soon.

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Awww I love Nicholas Sparks. But that's okay.


I have no doubt that his other books are great :) I guess I am just picky when it comes to my romance books - I like them to be socially realistic I suppose.

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Post by: raquel19 on January 29, 2010, 07:25:54 pm

I hate any books by Meg Cabot. I'm sorry, its just she doesnt flow with the story, she doesnt give enough details. Its like she is in a rush to write books, lol.
I agree with Domlijah, the notebook wasn;t Nicholas Sparks best. The movie was way better! I was so confused what was going on, lol.

But Nicholas Sparks other books: Dear John and The Last Song are amazing :P


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