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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby The Strog on Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:57 am

It's beautifully written, actually. Come on, aside from Twilight, you know me and what I like. Would I consider it amongst my favorites if it was poorly-written?

Twilight is too big a gaffe to overlook. Your record is forever tarnished.
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby Bella on Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:11 am

The Strog wrote:
It's beautifully written, actually. Come on, aside from Twilight, you know me and what I like. Would I consider it amongst my favorites if it was poorly-written?

Twilight is too big a gaffe to overlook. Your record is forever tarnished.


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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby Finli Otego on Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:11 am

I'm pretty easy to please, so there isn't much that has disappointed me. I'm the same way with movies. I like damn near everything. :lol:
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby Bella on Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:15 am

Finli Otego wrote:I'm pretty easy to please, so there isn't much that has disappointed me. I'm the same way with movies. I like damn near everything. :lol:


Jimmy Fallon disappoints you. :thumbup:
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby Finli Otego on Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:16 am

Bella wrote:
Finli Otego wrote:I'm pretty easy to please, so there isn't much that has disappointed me. I'm the same way with movies. I like damn near everything. :lol:


Jimmy Fallon disappoints you. :thumbup:

:cursing: Don't even get me started. Stupid, stupid man.
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby Bella on Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:18 am

Finli Otego wrote:
Bella wrote:
Finli Otego wrote:I'm pretty easy to please, so there isn't much that has disappointed me. I'm the same way with movies. I like damn near everything. :lol:


Jimmy Fallon disappoints you. :thumbup:

:cursing: Don't even get me started. Stupid, stupid man.


Agreed!! :thumbsdown:
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby DarthLocke on Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:34 pm

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DharmaJeep wrote:The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Someone - Everyone I know who has read this book raved about it and said it was amazing, it's a bestseller, critics dig it. I thought I would love it ... I liked it at first but after a while I realised I didn't care about the characters and so I gave up on it.


Bummer, because TTTW is one of my favorite books of all-time. I read it a few years ago, way back before the movie was in the works.

I think the book I was most disappointed by, at least as of late, was A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. The book won the Pulitzer, and was critically-acclaimed everywhere -- but I found the main character to be so utterly loathsome and repugnant that I simply couldn't move forward after the first two chapters or so. I honestly have no idea how anyone got through this book.



Me too! I really liked TTTW -I loved the narritive and the premis of how hard a relationship like that would be...

I also love (as horribly nuts as it is) Wuthering Heights and thought the Da Vinchi Code was alright, although I agree Angels and Demons was better.

Somthing that disappointed me was Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca" ...I love the film to no end, but I didn't like premise of knowing the aftermath that the novel seems to go to great lengths to over discribe.
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby Dogma9 on Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:08 am

Lisey's Story

Being a Steven King story I thought id be mostly horror.

Which ....it wasnt. More ......I dont know of a relationship/love story type thing.

The only really intresting part was

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Learning that Scott Landon's family had a history of mental illness that ither made them go feral(in the case of his brother), or make them canotonic.


I thought the start of the story dragged and the end was....alright. Really strange though.

I thought he should have made the Landon family history part a novel all on its own.......and left the rest of the story(mostly about the widow) out.
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby Iceman on Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:11 am

Lord of the Ri- :yawn:

Sorry, I fell asleep typing that.
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby Dogma9 on Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:12 am

Iceman815 wrote:Lord of the Ri- :yawn:

Sorry, I fell asleep typing that.


Thannnkkk you :thumbup:

The movies are epic....

but the books....Wow...he draggs on and on talking about such random stuff somtimes.....Its like, get back to describing the battles for god sakes :rofl:
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby Iceman on Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:14 am

The movies suck too :PP
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby Dogma9 on Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:06 pm

Iceman815 wrote:The movies suck too :PP


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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby Bella on Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:23 am

DarthLocke wrote:
Bella wrote:
DharmaJeep wrote:The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Someone - Everyone I know who has read this book raved about it and said it was amazing, it's a bestseller, critics dig it. I thought I would love it ... I liked it at first but after a while I realised I didn't care about the characters and so I gave up on it.


Bummer, because TTTW is one of my favorite books of all-time. I read it a few years ago, way back before the movie was in the works.

I think the book I was most disappointed by, at least as of late, was A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. The book won the Pulitzer, and was critically-acclaimed everywhere -- but I found the main character to be so utterly loathsome and repugnant that I simply couldn't move forward after the first two chapters or so. I honestly have no idea how anyone got through this book.



Me too! I really liked TTTW -I loved the narritive and the premis of how hard a relationship like that would be...

I also love (as horribly nuts as it is) Wuthering Heights and thought the Da Vinchi Code was alright, although I agree Angels and Demons was better.

Somthing that disappointed me was Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca" ...I love the film to no end, but I didn't like premise of knowing the aftermath that the novel seems to go to great lengths to over discribe.


Oooh, I wanted to read that.
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby kristy815 on Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:38 am

DharmaJeep wrote:The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Someone - Everyone I know who has read this book raved about it and said it was amazing, it's a bestseller, critics dig it. I thought I would love it ... I liked it at first but after a while I realised I didn't care about the characters and so I gave up on it.



It is well written. . .but I didn't finish it either. I didn't care for the non-linear storytelling. I felt like I already knew how it ended so I just quit reading the first time the plot got a little slow.
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby Bella on Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:44 am

kristy815 wrote:
DharmaJeep wrote:The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Someone - Everyone I know who has read this book raved about it and said it was amazing, it's a bestseller, critics dig it. I thought I would love it ... I liked it at first but after a while I realised I didn't care about the characters and so I gave up on it.



It is well written. . .but I didn't finish it either. I didn't care for the non-linear storytelling. I felt like I already knew how it ended so I just quit reading the first time the plot got a little slow.


It's non-linear, indeed, but so is LOST (in very much the same way)! I absolutely adore this book.
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