What is your least favorite book that you have read?

What is your least favorite book that you have read?

Postby Sapphire » Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:47 am

Mine is Augustine Goes To Kent
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Postby Follower of Christ » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:39 am

I don't recall ever reading a boring book besides Across Five Aprils. It's not really that boring, it's just that I couldn't finish it the first time I tried.
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Postby darcie » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:56 am

My official least favorite book is The Old Man and the Sea. I had to read it as a junior in high school. It was sooo tiring. I also strongly dislike The Grapes of Wrath, read the same year.
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Postby Laurie » Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:20 pm

Wuthering Heights. I hated it, but I finished it.
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Postby Jugglah » Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:40 pm

I hated The Great Gatsby. The annoying thing is that I have friends who say it's one of their favorite books. It's just so depressing. Everybody ends up either dead, or very unhappy. And it's one of those books where you have to interpret all the symbolism. Seriously, I do not care what the green light at the end of the pier means. Nor am I interested in the fact that the clock is supposed to represent something more than a mechanism for telling time. I just want to read the stinking book, and see things for what they are, not what some highbrow lit expert thinks they should be.
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Re: What is your least favorite book that you have read?

Postby LizzieG » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:41 pm

Probably something I had to read and write a review for freshman year. One of the ones I disliked was a purity book that went about its teaching the wrong way. The other negative from that era that sticks out in my mind is Forever by Karen Kingsbury.

I'm biased in favor of all classics, and, except for textbooks, I don't read many books that aren't classics in some way, so I usually am not too disappointed with what I read.

Sapphire wrote:Mine is Augustine Goes To Kent

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I remember liking that book!

Actually... almost all of the books that have been mentioned so far are on my to-read list. :-k I have heard, though, that as far as Wuthering Heights goes, people usually like it, or like Jane Eyre, and dislike the other.

I'm surprised to see Grapes of Wrath here too; I haven't read it myself, but I did enjoy East of Eden, another Steinbeck book.
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Re: What is your least favorite book that you have read?

Postby darcie » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:12 pm

Bree wrote:I'm surprised to see Grapes of Wrath here too; I haven't read it myself, but I did enjoy East of Eden, another Steinbeck book.
It's just too tedious to me. Ugh, trials and tribulations... dust... blech.

I hated The Great Gatsby.
That was another of the books I read junior year. I didn't hate it like the other two. But I can see it being hateable, especially since so many people revere it. I agree that the characters are not really likeable, so it is pretty hard to care about them.
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Postby J-man » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:29 pm

Moby Dick.

..Yeah. :noway:
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Re: What is your least favorite book that you have read?

Postby Catspaw » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:18 pm

darcie wrote:
Bree wrote:I'm surprised to see Grapes of Wrath here too; I haven't read it myself, but I did enjoy East of Eden, another Steinbeck book.
It's just too tedious to me. Ugh, trials and tribulations... dust... blech.

I'm with Darcie on this one - it was depressing and icky and I wasn't a fan of the language either. I was actually kind of happy when characters died because then I didn't have to read about them any more. :anxious:

There are a few books that I've had to read for school that would also be high on the "least favourite books" list. "Wild Geese" was quite lame, and there was "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" by James Joyce that's supposed to be a classic but I really disliked it. It didn't always make sense, and the amount of symbolism that the professor tried to put into everything made me more annoyed than impressed. ;) So the moocow referenced in the opening line (potentially) represents about twenty different things, from the Catholic Church to females in general to [insert random thing here]?! Yeah...whatever. ;) No thanks!
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