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#21 Citizen of the World

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 11:28 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 09 December 2013 - 10:27 PM, said:

Anyone tried reading Life Of Pi?

More like Load Of Poop. And I am still waiting for that pie!
I'm with you. Couldn't get into Life of Pi at all. Maybe I'm a little bit thick and couldn't get the symbolism but I don't understand why people raved about it and nobody could give me valid reasons why it was great.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:35 AM

View PostCitizen of the World, on 21 December 2013 - 11:28 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 09 December 2013 - 10:27 PM, said:

Anyone tried reading Life Of Pi?

More like Load Of Poop. And I am still waiting for that pie!
I'm with you. Couldn't get into Life of Pi at all. Maybe I'm a little bit thick and couldn't get the symbolism but I don't understand why people raved about it and nobody could give me valid reasons why it was great.
On page 1, goose stated exactly why he enjoyed it. I agree with what he said. For me it simply felt like an adventure book with a sprinkle of philosophy/theology. If you tried reading it and didn't like it, fine. What kind of 'valid' reasons are you looking for?

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:19 PM

Wuthering Heights, The Corrections & anything by the guy who wrote the Spenser/Jesse Stone series (forgot his name).

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:52 PM

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:41 AM

View Postbillybobjoe1881, on 21 December 2013 - 12:06 PM, said:

View PostOGr8imL84AD8inF8sBlackSedan, on 21 December 2013 - 10:25 AM, said:

View Postbillybobjoe1881, on 08 December 2013 - 10:00 PM, said:

The Colordao Kid by Stephen King.  I love his books but this one went absolutely nowhere.

Never tried that one but King, as much as I love his books, can write some clinkers.

Tommyknockers sucked.
The Shining...just couldn't get through it...Maybe I should try again.
The Gunslinger...went nowhere.

Non king....Let me see. I'd heard about this "great" book called Tea With Terrorists....what a POS.

Andy Summers of The Police wrote a memoir...It was Horrendous.

The problem I have with crappy books is that they are easy to forget. I know I've tried quite a few....just forgot about 'em.

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Just checked in at the Books You Want To See As Movies thread and have to add the OP in that thread to this thread.

Geralds Game...Couldn't get through it as much good as I'd heard about it.

I enjoyed The Shining.  And the Gunslinger is not a great book but a great intro into the Dark Tower Series.

I used to read everything he wrote, but stopped sometime around 1989 and have only read random books by him, sporadically, since.

The worst King I read was probably "The Dark Half."  Crazy premise to begin with - an author's pseudonym comes to life and starts creating evil havoc - and it only got worse.  The ending was something a writer of bad horror movies would've come up with, if he lacked all creativity and was devoid of ideas.  Unsatisfying and comically bad.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 03:10 PM

Great Expectations...........I was dissapointed, it just wasnt as good as I had hoped

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 09:46 AM

Dan Brown has a new book called Origin.  For some reason I find myself not caring.  His last 2 books were boring as hell.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 02:02 PM

Dune is an amazing series. /thread

Anything in the Young Adult or Summer reading section of Barnes & Noble aren't worthy to be used as toilet paper

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 02:06 PM

Most of John Grisham. Post 9/11 Tom Clancy.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 02:33 PM

Most of John Grisham. Post 9/11 Tom Clancy.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:53 PM

"To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf has to be the worst POS I was ever forced to read during my educational career.



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Posted 06 October 2017 - 04:38 AM

Virtually anything by Chuck Palahniuk. Absolute dreck.

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 06:37 PM

I could never get through "the red badge of courage" by Stephen Crane or "The prince and the Pauper" by Mark Twain. Both sucked eggs. To be fair I might try Red Badge again at some point. It seems to me the guy was trying to show off his vocabulary. Joseph Conrad was like that too although probably more tolerable.

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 10:33 AM

Tommyknockers as a book - can read that any time, but the movie, for me personally, literally went nowhere. Didn't work.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 04:18 PM

Up until I opened "Clockwork Angels", the worst novels I'd read were both by Peter Benchley.
"Jaws" is one of my favourite movies but what a shitty book!
His "White Shark" is even shittier, er, more shitty.
I finished both of those books. I stopped reading "CA" after a few dismal pages.
Half-assed Voltaire, breathlessly and witlessly written for a presumably adolescent audience or interested Rush fans.
The Rush references weren't even fun or clever - they were simply there. :(
I would assume that NP had very little to do with the actual writing of this. The blame must fall on the unnamable one.
Positive points: Hugh Syme's art is well done, and the cover was soft and pleasant to the touch.

"What's that, Candide? You need some love?"
"Oh yeah, Professor Pangloss, I need some love."
"Well then, let's book a passage to Bangkok!"
"But what of Cunegonde?"
"Watch your f*ckin' mouth, boy..."

...to be continued...

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 04:41 PM

View PostTurbine Freight, on 31 December 2013 - 03:19 PM, said:

Wuthering Heights, The Corrections & anything by the guy who wrote the Spenser/Jesse Stone series (forgot his name).

Elmore Leonard.  He was also the mastermind behind the fairly-recent hit show Justified.





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