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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2007, 07:59:54 am »
I have posted this before (most of probably have seen it too) but still:


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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2007, 01:26:34 pm »
I really haven't read any horrible books...First Harry Potter is pretty awful but I was a kid at the time. I think the title has to go to Dreamcatcher by Steven King. Decent writing but such a ridiculous set-up.

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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2007, 01:28:15 pm »
I hated Dreamcatcher too.
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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2007, 09:24:30 pm »
To be honest, I would be suprised if a book based on a video game was actually good.
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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2007, 01:28:28 am »
To be honest, I would be suprised if a book based on a video game was actually good.

Then you haven't read any :O
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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2007, 09:10:05 pm »
To be honest, I would be suprised if a book based on a video game was actually good.

Then you haven't read any :O

Haaaalo. Seriously, I think the books were better than the games. If I, uh, remember correctly. I read them in like 7th grade.


About bad books... I can't seem to remember reading any because they were, ah, bad. I do remember reading a few that just seemed to end suddenly, I don't like that.
There is one that isn't bad, not by a long shot, but I couldn't bring myself to read it all the way through. The second Lord of the Rings. It just seemed to drone on and on. Maybe the movies spoiled it for me.
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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2007, 03:50:17 pm »
Haaaalo. Seriously, I think the books were better than the games. If I, uh, remember correctly. I read them in like 7th grade.

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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2007, 11:14:43 pm »
Scratch that! I read Anthony Horowitzs "Point Blanc" and I HATED it! It's terrible writing and ridiculous setups. Of course there are movies made of it... >:(

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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2007, 03:18:51 am »
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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2007, 09:40:53 am »
Scratch that! I read Anthony Horowitzs "Point Blanc" and I HATED it! It's terrible writing and ridiculous setups. Of course there are movies made of it... >:(

That was the worst of the series by far, and the movies are terrible.
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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2007, 11:47:05 am »
Scratch that! I read Anthony Horowitzs "Point Blanc" and I HATED it! It's terrible writing and ridiculous setups. Of course there are movies made of it... >:(

Agreed. The others were interesting and well, good. This was greatly lacking.
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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #41 on: December 13, 2007, 08:45:33 am »
Setting aside books that were forced on me by the public education system (yes, I'm looking at you, Silas Marner) and sticking with books I actually chose to read to completion, I gotta go with (I believe) Crown of Swords from the Wheel of Time series. Don't get me wrong... overall, I like WoT, but CoS (if it's the one I'm thinking of) was just repetitive and tedious, and nothing of true substance happened until the final 2-3 chapters. Meh.

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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #42 on: December 13, 2007, 12:11:25 pm »
Setting aside books that were forced on me by the public education system (yes, I'm looking at you, Silas Marner) and sticking with books I actually chose to read to completion, I gotta go with (I believe) Crown of Swords from the Wheel of Time series. Don't get me wrong... overall, I like WoT, but CoS (if it's the one I'm thinking of) was just repetitive and tedious, and nothing of true substance happened until the final 2-3 chapters. Meh.

Wheel of Times books seem to get progressivley more devoid of actual happenings as time goes on.
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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2008, 07:20:53 am »
Stranger In A Strange Land by Robert Heinlein.

Awesome premise: human boy, raised by aliens, returns to Earth; the boy and his fellow Earthlings struggle to 'grok' each others' bizarre cultures.

But by the time I finished the book I was completely disillusioned. I no longer cared about nor identified with any of the characters. I felt as though I were the butt of a cruel haze or practical joke played by the author on his readers; I imagined Mr. Heinlein lounging in his easy chair, pointing his finger at me and laughing "sucker!" while his publisher snickered approvingly behind him.

Fortunately, I also read one of his earlier works, Starship Troopers, which was sufficiently superb that I can forgive him for his awful Stranger.


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Re: The worst book you've ever read
« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2008, 08:43:21 am »
Blue, Stranger in a Strange Land is considered one of the best science fiction books ever. I am not saying you are wrong (haven't read it yet, it is on my nightstand) but, to me, it seems odd especially since you liked Heinlein's earlier work.

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