The Worst Book You Ever Read

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  1. Fincayra

    Fincayra New Member

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    okay whoa let me think... ::thinks::
    the worst one...has to be one by Agatha Christie, i dont even rmeember the title it was so boring
    i love stephen king! he's awesome! his worst one though, was dolores claiborne - dont give me any bull about how the woman speaks - it's just wrong
    anyone read it? cujo is the best one, but that's the wrong thing to say in this thread, ;)
     
  2. Ranger_of_Gondor

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    Hello everyone!
    The worst book I have ever read was...I forget the name. Some person trying Lemeny Snicket type books and failed. I didn't finish it because it just tryed to copy Lemony Snicket books. If it got better than author should of improved it earlyer in the book. Harry Potter is also pretty bad. Yuck.
     
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    I think the worst was the Forgotten Realm's Avatar series.The Gods are travelling around the world,fighting with each other,etc etc...
     
  4. frodogurl49

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    Im sorry pinkflyingwalruses. I just tried to read a few stephen king books and I got bord with them super fast. I could be a bit biased,though, because the books that I tried to read i saw the movie first and i wanted them mboth to be the same probably. I don't feel that the LotR trilogy had too much detail at all. nope nope nope.
    I actually do remember reading a book I hated. I didn't like to read Night, but that is becaus, for a short book, it was extremely powerful and painful.
     
  5. pinkflyingwalruses

    pinkflyingwalruses Beatnik

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    yea, it's okay frodogurl, you are intitled to your opinion. I've read night as well, it was a very moving book, almost hard to read b/c of how much pain there was in it.
     
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    Must agree about "The Wheel of Time" series. I loved it at first but after book 5 the volumes started getting larger and the story just dragged on & on. Met Robert Jordan once at a science fiction convention, just after book 3, and had a chat with him about the series. He told me that there was only 8 in the series ........... what's he up to now ???
    Well, that's a series I won't be finishing.
    :)
     
  7. LadyoftheGoldenWood

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    THE BOX CAR CHILDREN!!!!! I did not make it hafe way through it.
     
  8. Glaurung

    Glaurung Getting families together

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    Once, when I was a lot younger, I started reading a Michael Moorcock book titled "Cure for Cancer." It disturbed me so much I threw it away. I plan on picking up again one day to find out if it was really so bad, or if it was just my maturity level at the time that was the problem.

    I also started the Robert Jordan series - got to book five or so and just found it very repetitive. I mean - how many final battles/encounters can you have?
     
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    Lady_of_Shalott Weaving the Magic Web

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    Aww, come on, the Boxcar Children weren't too bad! When I was younger (like about eight) I loved those books! Although now I would have to agree with you in saying that I couldn't get halfway through one.
     
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    I read part of them when I was 11. bye 12 at book 9 I could not stand them.
     
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    frodogurl49 Jedi Sabermistress

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    That was the reason I disliked the book Night, too, pinkflyingwalruses. *shutters at mere memory of some of the scenes*
     
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    I have several that make the running,

    I got a Napoleon book, i made it almost halfway before i gave up trying to follow the senseless time jumps and poor logic,

    I tried to read a shannarra book by eddings but i cant get past the "eastland" "southland" thing on the map... maybe im petty but at least tolkien translated it to " mittalimar" or "forostar"

    Any of the non weiss/hickman Dragonlance books are BORING

    But the pinnacle has to be the retelling of the Asimov Foundation story after his death
    the titles were Foundation's triumph and Foundations's Fear and i forgot the other. They take the characters and ignore any earlier story.... besides that the new plot requires a map, a compass, a slide-rule, and 300 psychological chemistry engineers to solve. I never read book 3 prefering to remember the carefully tuned books by Asimov (which are flawless)

    Actually I have never enjoyed a long series as much as reading Asimov's robot/empire/foundation epic. he tells 20,000 years in something close to 15 short books and you feel like you lived through it.
     
  13. shaiel

    shaiel Chumai Tardaad

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    someone above doesn't like wot? *gasp!*

    anyway, my worst book was Artemis Fowl. the writing was childish and the plot was stupid. there was one line that was like "the healing looked like an army of mystical beavers building a dam." i mean, there's no worse metaphor (similie?) than that. if anyone has any bad lines they'd like to share, i'd appreciate the laugh.
     
  14. Glaurung

    Glaurung Getting families together

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    Kartaron, I think you'll find the Shannara series was by Terry Brooks, and I agree with you it was a bit formulaic and inane.
     
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    sorry about that, I actually like some of eddings stuff
     
  16. Lady Swartt Sixclaw

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    The worst book I can remember reading was The Door in the Wall. It was so boring, although The Bad Beginning, A Series of Unfortunate Events did come pretty close. Vio (quote from MAD magazine) Violet was always inventing things, Claude was always reading things, and Sunny was always biting things. No character developement whatsoever.
     
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    I liked Artemis fowl.
    It was easy, and corny, but I liked the plot. Esepcially the sequels.

    and A series of Unfortunate events is supposed to be corny and stupid.
    thats what makes it what it is! :p
     
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    I raed those books about 5 years ago, and I still remember how crappy they were.
     
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    The Dragon King series by R.A. Salvatore. I can't remember if that was what the series or one of the books was called. I just found it boring. All I can remember of the series is that I hated it and the main hero's CINAMON eyes were referenced in that way over and over and over.
     
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    The Living by Anne Dillard

    Very weak book