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Worst book/s you have ever read?

Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by Tokis86, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Tokis86

    Tokis86 New Member

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    By whatever standards you judge a book to be bad, what are the worst book/s you have ever read?

    (My vote would definitely have to go t0 "Confessions of a shopaholic" by Sophie Kinsella. I was expecting a fun read but what i was met with was poorly written drivel (in a print so large you would have thought that it was written for children) of the sort you hear when you are a child and your mother stops to talk & gossip with the local women in the village. I found the book so uninteresting (and the protagonist such a boring character) that i never even got a third way through the book before giving up on it.)
     
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    regdog Moderator Staff Member

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    Scarlet I stopped reading it was so intolerable
     
  3. Tokis86

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    ^ Scarlet? Who was that book by?
     
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    regdog Moderator Staff Member

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    Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley
    someone had the bright idea Gone With the Wind needed a sequel. It didn't
     
  5. Tokis86

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    ^ Ooo that book sounds like an automatic fail '_' (IMO it is near sacrilege to go messing with classics like that).
     
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    Currently Reading:
    Deep water by Katherine nichols
    the it by stephen king
     
  7. Andy*

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    There are many history books that I have tried to read but....
    It seems that for awhile it was a trend for 'historians" to use 20th /21st century values , outlooks and judgements on people and events in the past.
    This I think , is unfair as many of the folks being judged or held to modern value are no longer alive to defend themselves or speak for themselves.

    To be fair , there may be just as many "history" books , where the historian has "fallen in love" with their subject and can not look objectively at the person or event.

    Both types of writing / research do history a disservice .
    Andy
     

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