The Worst Book You Ever Read

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  1. Lady Lana

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    some agatha christie book
     
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    Wuthering Heights
     
  3. Lady_of_Shalott

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    Really? You think so? Why, may I ask?
     
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    I didn't like the characters. They were kind of too angsty for me, too self destructive. Also, I didn't like Bronte's style of writing. But I did like Charlotte Bronte's work. :)
     
  5. Lady_of_Shalott

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    I can see where you're coming from. And I do agree Charlotte Bronte was the better writer, but I just appreciate Wuthering Heights more for the level of thought trying to be expressed than simply the story itself. I think the key words are "trying to be expressed" if you know what I mean.
     
  6. Sorcha

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    Ah, yup, I know what you mean. I did like analyzing the symbolism, even though it might have not been intended when she wrote it. :)
     
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    The WORST book I EVER HAD THE HORROR TO PUT MY SORRY EYES UPON WAS CALLED *spits at the title for the 1000000000000000000th time...* "The Animal Farm" THAT was soooo horrible...but I still had to read it for class ... it reaaaly stunk. And there is one other...*spits at the title again* "1984" by same Orwel. Maaan that dude is weird. The worst I ever read.
    And dont think of me as a book hater, I love books and I know when I see a good one, and these two are not even close...believe me...
    ~Fingon
     
  8. -apocalypsis-

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    Damn... That's two of my favourite books. In my opinion 1984 is pure genious. I can understand you though, not everyone could like his books, especially if they had to, or was forced to, read them for school.
     
  9. The Fantasy Guru

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    Without a doubt the worst books I have ever read came from 1 of these 4 fanatsy series, take your pick:

    1. Landover by Terry Brooks
    2. Xanth by Piers Anthony
    3. War of Light and Shadow by Janny Wurtz
    4. Dragon and the George by Gordon R. Dickson
     
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    Aw come on Fingon. "Animal Farm" isn't that bad. You can't take it as a novel, because it is so blatantly an allegory.
     
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    I can believe me. I read tonns of books, I love fiction and believe me THAT is nothing of that sort. "1984" actually was a complete copy of life in Russia in the 60's-80's period. Believe me, I know. There is nothing much great with people enjoying entertainment like: hanging, etc.
    I am sure you recall those pages...
    ~Fingon
     
  12. -apocalypsis-

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    Umm, Animal Farm was published in 1945 and 1984 was published in 1949.
     
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    Darkness and Light has got to up at the top for me. Blah. . .
     
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    Hmm.. I enjoyed "Animal Farm" and "1984" immensely. It was double plus good. :D

    And I'll have to admit I enjoyed the first few books of the Xanth series, before it good too strange.

    Worst book I was ever forced to read, "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand. Which is odd because I love "The Anthem" and "Atlas Shrugged".






    edit: ROFLMAO!! I just re-read the first page of this thread. And noticed I posted almost the same reply a year ago. eh.. Good thing I wasn't forced to read a worse book than "The Fountainhead" this year.
     
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    Animal Farm is a good book although its really too simple to be really entertaining. I completely understand your problems with Xanth and The Fountainhead. I had to quit on it about 3/4 through. Just too much Soap Opera and melodrama. Atlas is one of my faves though.

    Animal Farm is based on the Stalin takover of Russia (late 20's early 30's)
     
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    Any of the Predator books, they all go into way to much character speak and not nearly enough action, and unlike the Alien or Alien vs. Predator books you only get the human view, the other two series will give the view of the monsters from time to time
     
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    I don't read many books. But the one that sticks out in my mine when I was in school, that was mandatory reading was the book called JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL. It was the worst thing I have ever read. About a seagull who flew from planet to planet or something like that. We were supposed to explain the meaning of the book. Needless to say, I failed that reading assignment miserably!
     
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    Pride and Prejudice. It was a crappy book about stupid romances and stupid people, I don't know why for the life of me that crap is being studied as a text (no offence)