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A Book You Hated?
« on: February 25, 2009, 01:24:10 pm »
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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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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 01:38:41 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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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 03:48:24 pm »
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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!!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 08:26:06 pm »
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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! 

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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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2009, 05:18:59 am »
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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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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2009, 02:36:38 pm »
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Quote from: miss sixty 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

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.
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2009, 10:28:29 am »
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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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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2009, 11:45:53 pm »
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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.
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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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2009, 05:27:13 pm »
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I had to read Billy Budd in school and found it pretty dreadful.   
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2009, 08:13:03 am »
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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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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2009, 08:18:48 am »
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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. 
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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2009, 02:02:34 pm »
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Quote from: 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. 
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.   

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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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« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2009, 06:18:08 am »
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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.
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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2009, 10:40:52 am »
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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.

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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2009, 05:29:25 am »
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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 ).
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