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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #60 on: May 25, 2008, 02:57:31 pm »
Ok, technically it's not a book, it's a play..but Romeo and Juliet was pretty bad. Even worse, my classmates didn't realize that it was a story about two horny teenagers, not a true love story.

They think they're in love. Thats the point. Juliet is only 13, so it's clearly only a whimsical thing.

I am sorry, but did Mr. Consideration just call one of the most revered plays ever, bad?

Why? So it's about two horny teenagers, I thought that was the point? What is the complaint, other than your classmates are morons (something which I can sympathize with), but that is hardly a complaint against the play?

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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #61 on: May 25, 2008, 06:09:18 pm »
I am sorry, but did Mr. Consideration just call one of the most revered plays ever, bad?

No, Gungnir did.

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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #62 on: May 25, 2008, 06:13:45 pm »

Ok, technically it's not a book, it's a play..but Romeo and Juliet was pretty bad. Even worse, my classmates didn't realize that it was a story about two horny teenagers, not a true love story.

They think they're in love. Thats the point. Juliet is only 13, so it's clearly only a whimsical thing.

Omg, suicidal 13 year olds. What a shocker!!!!  ::)

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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #63 on: May 25, 2008, 06:28:15 pm »
I just didn't find it entertaining. I mean, sure, the poetry was genius, I'm not saying it wasn't, but the story didn't really grip me or anything.

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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #64 on: May 25, 2008, 06:30:10 pm »
Pride and Prejudice.  BLECH!
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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #65 on: May 25, 2008, 08:38:34 pm »
I...mildly enjoyed Pride and Prejudice...
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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #66 on: May 25, 2008, 08:40:05 pm »
Of Mice and Men....
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Mother: By the way I'm your mother
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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #67 on: May 25, 2008, 09:19:38 pm »
NO!!!  :o :o :o

Really, I thought the book was great.
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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #68 on: May 25, 2008, 09:52:23 pm »
It's not all that bad but right now it's mandatory book work for school.
I'd rather read it on my own time let alone in a 100 degree room full of slack jawed idiots other than myself  >:(. Plus some of the best parts of the book is skipped over during the oral reading part of the class period.
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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #69 on: May 25, 2008, 09:54:33 pm »
Let me guess, CP level class?
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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #70 on: May 25, 2008, 09:58:48 pm »
 :o

Yes actually, and it's swelteringly hot in that small menial classroom of hell.
Luckily the book is short and sweet, but the whole atmosphere (literally and figuratively speaking) of the room and the skipping of crucial parts of the book to replace it with movie form (which isn't all that bad if you think about it) makes the experience of reading the book very tedious.

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Kid: OH GOD NO

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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #71 on: May 25, 2008, 10:05:14 pm »
My solution...

Get better grades so you can transfer to an honors class, where they actually care about teaching instead of shuffling you through your mandatory school hours. Hell, it worked for me.
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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #72 on: May 26, 2008, 01:05:10 am »
I hated Of Mice and Men until my Literature exam, in which I was so proud of my essay question answer that I had a renewed desire to read the book again and enjoy it.

I think the reason I hated it was because I had to listen to large portions of it read aloud. Some people have the voice to read aloud, some really, really, really do not.
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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #73 on: May 26, 2008, 01:35:16 am »
I really liked Of Mice and Men, one of the better books we have read in class.

Then again I read the book to the first class, when should have only read the two first chapters.

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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #74 on: May 26, 2008, 09:47:55 am »
I loved Of Mice And Men...Grapes of Wrath too, I should probably find some more Steinbeck...anyway, I'm just glad I got to read it on my own (what a way to spend a friday night)  :D
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