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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Yup. My absolute favorites are ones that appeared in the first 10-15 years max into his career:

    - Carrie
    - The Shining
    - The Dead Zone
    - Firestarter
    - IT
    - The Stand
    - The Tommyknockers
    - Different Seasons

    (Heck, I'll even reread Pet Sematary sometimes.)

    The longer he went, the more duds that showed up with increasing frequency.
    I'm a huge Stephen King fan and I agree with your list. His newer stuff is washed up...he should try something new or put the pen down. The Shining and The Stand are his two best works, imo

    What first came to mind, as far as disappointing reading goes, was Great Expectations which was the most god-awful boring book I've ever read. Pip was an annoying little %$#@&
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    'The Stand' was all right, but I feel like it could have been much shorter and still had the same effect.

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    In high school, it's got to be The Scarlet Letter. It did not hit it well with me at all. I enjoyed the symbolism of it, but the way the story was written, it seemed so austere and far removed from where I was coming from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousFeeling View Post
    In high school, it's got to be The Scarlet Letter. It did not hit it well with me at all. I enjoyed the symbolism of it, but the way the story was written, it seemed so austere and far removed from where I was coming from.

    Yes, now that I think of it I didn't enjoy that one either and I actually blocked most of it out. I just remember really wanting to care about the characters but finding them really cold, to the point I was just like "Meh".

    Made me remember how much I don't like anything by any of the Bronte sisters either. Again, not knocking anyone who really loves those books, I just personally didn't. I hated Heathcliff and Catherine. Heathcliff reminded me of one of those dudes who got wronged by a woman once, then used it as an excuse to treat every subsequent woman like crap. I was like "Gah, get over it".

    That was just me though!
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    Oh yeah, The Go-Between. Absolute shocker.

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    I'm busy making the most disappointing read ever right now. It's a short story, a project for a scifi- fantasy- and horrorwriting contest you can win 250 euros with. It's title (translation): "Petey Poo and the Cursed Frikandel Sandwich". Says enough.
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    Although it may have been mentioned already judging by the posts on this page, I was highly disappointed by the last three books in The Dark Tower saga by Stephen King. They just completely fell apart and I found his self-insertion to be completely inexcusable. He made hugely bad narrative and pacing decisions in the last book and I was unable to continue reading after he killed Randall Flagg for the sole purpose of proving how powerful the little Hellspawn was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    I was terribly disappointed with Wicked, too. Read the whole thing hoping there would be something redeeming in the end, but I don't remember that happening.
    Dude, I just finished it and felt the same way. I couldn't figure out what the big deal was.

    American Psycho, I think scarred me for life...one of those books I couldn't stop reading, but it was very traumatic for me. I had nightmares for months after wards. Very graphic and not for sensitive souls. I think I burnt it (and I don't believe in censorship and burning of books) after wards, I felt so dirty and impure after reading it. Really needed a few more warnings on the cover or in the synopsis. And yes I know it was a metaphor, but still...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireyPheonix View Post

    American Psycho, I think scarred me for life...one of those books I couldn't stop reading, but it was very traumatic for me. I had nightmares for months after wards. Very graphic and not for sensitive souls. I think I burnt it (and I don't believe in censorship and burning of books) after wards, I felt so dirty and impure after reading it. Really needed a few more warnings on the cover or in the synopsis. And yes I know it was a metaphor, but still...
    I totally understand.

    When I read Ellis' stuff, I wondered if I was just being a pansy. Y'know, just being resistant to shallow, vapid, selfish characters because I have just been spoon fed the opposite or something. I really did ask myself whether I was just being closed off or judgmental because his characters are not cuddly or pretty.

    It wasn't that though. I just got this feeling the guy wasn't writing to truly challenge anyone or truly provoke thought. I found his style really blunt and lazy. I felt the author manipulating me, hence it just took away from any experience of a story.
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    I think All Quiet on the Western Front is another one I could tack on. Great storyline, but the graphic nature of the novel was a bit disturbing for me when I was 15. Made me hate war even more.
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