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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby theotherslover on Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:32 am

PenguinJosh wrote:Wicked by Gregory Macguire disappointed me.

I loooooooooove Wicked the musical (see sig rofl) but the book was so tedious I didn't even finish it. And its rare that I dont finish a book.

@Ana I didnt get to see A&D, no big loss Im sure

Same here Pangy. Loved the musical, so lets read the book. Nope, couldn't read it.

I know this is going to cause an uproar but I have to be honest but I will give the facts.
I love Harry Potter. It was my pre-Lost. But I was extremely disappointed in books 6 and 7. :unsure:
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby Sawyer5665 on Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:02 pm

PenguinJosh wrote:The Da Vinci Code

I thoroughly enjoyed Angels & Demons, but found DVC absolute rubbish. Not to mention all the hype surrounding it :thumbsdown:

I'll have a think of some others...



ME TOO!!! I read Da Vinci Code first, and I thought it was ok. Then I read Angels and Demons and thought it was 10 times better than DVC. Actually, of the 4 Brown books I've read, I liked Angels and Demons, Deception Point, and Digital Fortress better than DVC.
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby drackodelmal on Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:37 pm

i can't recall where i get this notion, but when a book is no good i just leave it.

so very few books have disapointed me

the one i can remember
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby Gary Troup on Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:43 pm

Great Expectations

I was expecting greatness, but it was just a waffly, boring piece of poo.
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby drackodelmal on Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:51 pm

Gary Troup wrote:Great Expectations

I was expecting greatness, but it was just a waffly, boring piece of poo.

i dunno if it was a joke but it made me laugh
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby Gary Troup on Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:25 pm

No jokes from me. :no:

I was genuinely thinking it was going to be brilliant. I guess I should have known better.
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby Notice on Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:37 pm

Blindness

God, I hated the author's writing style :glare: The story was OK, but the style ruined it for me, it was a pain reading it :|
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby Gary Troup on Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:40 pm

Anything ever written by Shakespeare.

I just don't like all the old lingo.
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby drackodelmal on Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:20 am

Gary Troup wrote:Anything ever written by Shakespeare.

I just don't like all the old lingo.


what about all the adaptations... none of those?
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby DarthLocke on Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:00 pm

So one classic I can never get into is Catcher in the Rye. I don't know what the heck it is, but stream of consciousness on films or TV is great, like on Mr. Robot, but something about reading it in book form just tires me out. I have probably tried to read this novel 20 times since highschool and never manage to make it through! Of course it doesn't help that I just don't relate to the main character's confused angst, I suppose...

I liked The Time Traveler's Wife, so I thought I would give the author's next novel, Her Fearful Symmetry a try...

Nope! No matter how many times I try, I can't get past page 150 or so. It has an interesting mystery plot, but I find the characters unmoving or resentful.
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Re: Books that disappointed you?

Postby dutchie on Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:03 pm

The guy in Catcher in the Rye is a bit of a douche.
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