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    Quote Originally Posted by Einnas View Post
    Really? Why?
    I cannot really tell. I disliked its style, the (intended) phoniness, and I did not see any sense in reading it: it offered me nothing. Granted, I saw the film before I started reading the book, but that usually does not ruin the book for me.

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    A novel written by a HS friend of mine. What a peice of shit. The person and his book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dyoni View Post
    'The Stand' was all right, but I feel like it could have been much shorter and still had the same effect.
    yeah, for other people than myself. I sort of enjoy the strong and elaborate characterization...but agree with you completely. The beginning was slower than a lot of books I've ever read and the backgrounds behind the characters droned on and on. But like I said, I enjoyed every page of it. All 1100 or so of them in the complete and uncut version of the novel.
    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

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    i began to read 'the myth of the sisyphus'
    and about 40 pages in it dawned on me that not a single word or phrase had yet sunk in or made any sense to me.
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    Eassyyy.


    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
    I grew up with HP and for it to end so...well, it wasn't what I expected.
    May seem like a childish book, but it really was the most disappointing read .

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringstheory View Post
    I was pretty disappointed with The DaVinci Code; for all the hype i found it pretty poorly written, especially at the end. It read to me like he forgot his deadline and finished it up in about an hour.
    dan clown is nothing more than a petty airport-novel author.

    i didn't read the davinci code because i read angels and demons first and decided that the author is a spineless hack, thusly his books deserve no attention from me.
    "All authority of any kind, especially in the field of thought and understanding, is destructive and evil. Leaders destroy the followers and the followers destroy the leaders. You have to be your own teacher and your own disciple. You have to question everything that man has accepted as valuable, as necessary."
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    Quote Originally Posted by r.a View Post
    dan clown is nothing more than a petty airport-novel author.

    i didn't read the davinci code because i read angels and demons first and decided that the author is a spineless hack, thusly his books deserve no attention from me.
    Both strings and r.a, seconded

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJCC View Post
    Everything I've read by Ernest Friggin' Hemingway. RRRGH!
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    I have to agree. I tried to like him, but I just can't get into his writing.
    Agreed. I did read a couple of his short stories, though, and found them more palatable than the novels.

    I hate how he writes women. Like he's never met one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    Wicked.

    (Most disappointing first 15 pages.)

    The style of writing was just too awful.

    *Grumbles about the waste of money and how I should start beginning books before I buy them, regardless of its status as a NYT Bestseller*
    Oh disregard, good call- I wish I had ever been that clever! Unlike Tallulah, I *did* like the original Oz books* (and Wicked actually takes from both movie and books). I was young and a total sucker, and willingly read Wicked AGAIN, to confirm that it was still awful. (And I really liked Confessions of An Ugly Stepsister too.)

    Other disappointing reads?

    Life of Pi. Bah. I never, ever thought a fight between a tiger and a shark would bore me. I was oh so very wrong.

    The Wind Up Bird Chronicle. Double bah. I'd say I hate how Murakami writes women but he writes men worse.

    A Wizard of Earthsea- cliche, dull, and sexist: the trifecta.

    *Oz books, I started rereading last year too! I've gotten through the first three. They're pretty awesome. Puns! Weirdness, imagination, understated irony... and feminism! That damn popularized populist interpretation, not *nearly* as interesting as the socialist-utopian-radical-feminist-dictatorship stuff that actually *is* happening in Oz.

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    GRAPES OF WRATH.

    OH. MY. GOD.



    maybe it was my age, or my priorities at the time, but oh dear god, it was hard keeping the gun away from my mouth.

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