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Old 03-25-2010, 12:18 PM   #41
 
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The Five People You Meet In Heaven--People liked this? It was terrible. I got to the first person he met and gave up. Everything seemed simplistic and cliched.

Fourth Comings--This is part of the Jessica Darling series, which should have ended after the second book. The character is just out of college, yet you have the same characters from high school in the book, the same boyfriend--most people have moved on and have new friends in their lives 4 years out from high school graduation, but with all of the old characters hanging around, there's no room for new ones.
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Romeo and Juliet. Way to portray teenage girls (and boys, for that matter), Shakespeare!! No wonder we have all sorts of stupid stereotypes....Arghh.
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Romeo and Juliet. Way to portray teenage girls (and boys, for that matter), Shakespeare!! No wonder we have all sorts of stupid stereotypes....Arghh.
That is the *only* book I could not finish, and I have read some awful books.
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Breaking Dawn from the Twilight series. The other books were okay, but I couldn't even finish Breaking Dawn. Vampires cannot get people pregnant. The end. And Bella's life cannot be perfect all wrapped up in a bow...Jacob and the baby? Imprinting? OKEEEEYYYY...and Reneesme? WTF kind of name is that?

UGH.

And, I see that Stephenie Meyer has another book out, a Novella about Bree Tanner, one of the random characters in the book?

Another book I didn't like was The Host by the same author. Her first "adult" book? There wasn't much adult stuff in it, IMO, and she had to know that most teens would be reading it. In "adult" books, I picture grown up conversations, and maybe romance or kissing or something. This had....nothing.
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Another book I didn't like was The Host by the same author. Her first "adult" book? There wasn't much adult stuff in it, IMO, and she had to know that most teens would be reading it. In "adult" books, I picture grown up conversations, and maybe romance or kissing or something. This had....nothing.

Oy. I had to "proof-read" that for a teacher last year to make sure it was appropriate. It took me TWO EFFING WEEKS to finish it. And I'm a freakishly quick reader and I'm usually excellent at comprehension. I hated the Twilight books, and I trudged through those for the same teacher (she was a friend of the family, and she knew I liked to read so I always was assigned reading through the new books) and I finished all 4 in less than a week, even though I didn't like them. The Host was so confusing, I didn't get it at all.....Mrs. Porter tried to read it after I said that I didn't get it and she gave up after the first few chapters. She returned it and didn't buy any of the others in the series.
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I am going to say "The Time Traveler's Wife." I really loved the idea behind the story, but overall it was a disappointment.

I can't think of an underrated one right now.
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"Eat, Pray, Love." I got through the first chapter and decided the author was self-absorbed, shallow, and wouldn't know hardship if it bit her on the a$$.
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The Lord of the Rings books.... Just couldnt get into them, they might as well have been written in a different language!

I couldn't get through any of these books! And I really did give them the old college try.
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Another book I didn't like was The Host by the same author. Her first "adult" book? There wasn't much adult stuff in it, IMO, and she had to know that most teens would be reading it. In "adult" books, I picture grown up conversations, and maybe romance or kissing or something. This had....nothing.

Oy. I had to "proof-read" that for a teacher last year to make sure it was appropriate. It took me TWO EFFING WEEKS to finish it. And I'm a freakishly quick reader and I'm usually excellent at comprehension. I hated the Twilight books, and I trudged through those for the same teacher (she was a friend of the family, and she knew I liked to read so I always was assigned reading through the new books) and I finished all 4 in less than a week, even though I didn't like them. The Host was so confusing, I didn't get it at all.....Mrs. Porter tried to read it after I said that I didn't get it and she gave up after the first few chapters. She returned it and didn't buy any of the others in the series.
I am still not understanding why and HOW Stephenie Meyer got so much publicity and press for her books, and everywhere I look I see Twilight stuff, especially after the 4th book. It was painfully awful.

I also could not get through The Time Traveler's Wife.

Needless to say, I am doing some pretty 'mindless' reading right now. I can't stand books that actually require thought and keeping track of who is who and all of that junk - at least not all of the time. Drives me BATTY!!!
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Pride and Prejudge and Zombies.

I just can't get into it. I may give it another go one day but for now it's on the shelf.
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The Kindly Ones.

Sheer drudgery, though I was attracted to the title since it's an alias for the Greek Eumenides, which fascinate me.

It was huge, it was bleak, it was ......returned to the library today.
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I just finished New Moon, and I'm trying to get through Eclipse. Can someone please tell me what all the darn rage is about? In New Moon, she could have told that story in half the book. Why does she take so long to get to the point?

It will be nice to get back to my BDB series.
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I just finished New Moon, and I'm trying to get through Eclipse. Can someone please tell me what all the darn rage is about? In New Moon, she could have told that story in half the book. Why does she take so long to get to the point?

It will be nice to get back to my BDB series.
I was going on here to say "twilight series" but


Why does she take so long to describe someone? Why does she take so long to get to the point....oh wait you said that.

read nightlight it's an amazingly funny parody of twilight, I almost died reading it. I just get upset when I read it and someone says "oh are you reading twilight".....F**K NO.
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Twilight was less than okayish. The first and fourth were good enough, but the other two were almost unnecessary.

I LOVE anything by Melina Marchetta! She's an amazing author. One of her books was turned into a movie (Looking for Alibrandi) but it probably didn't get much publicity outside of Australia. You simply MUST read Jellicoe Road and Saving Francesca. I swear, they ought to be movies.

The Book Thief didn't impress me much. I didn't finish it, but it was an interesting read.

I never did finish 1984, but I like the themes. It's a really haunting one.

The English Patient confused me. I thought the two main characters ended up together, until I looked it up on Wikipedia to make sure I understood it.

Also, the Alex Rider series should have more publicity. They made a mediocre movie based on the first book back in 2006, and it doesn't do the series justice.

A Series Of Unfortunate Events is the same story. However, in this case, the movie was actually good.

That was, like, the longest post I've ever made. :S
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The Great Gatsby - It made me want to hang myself from the ceiling fan. So pointless.

Slaughterhouse 5 - Worst book I ever had to read in high school

Wicked - Overrated
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LOTR trilogy. It took me about 10 attempts over the years to finally get thru the first one then I read 2 & 3.
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I also wasn't a huge fan of Twilight. I read all of them and I just wanted to punch Bella in the face lol. She seemed so desperate! I know, I know...it's a teenage love thing, but I wasn't THAT desperate back then!
I didn't really like the series either. I wanted Bella to finally klutz her way to death, stupid wench. I loved Jacob tho.
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:58 PM   #56
 
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Yeah, I couldn't get thru Twilight series... Ugh.. The movies are much better LOLLLL Isn't it usually the other way around? The book is supposed to be better? Oh well, a lot of eye candy in the movies!
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My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
I thought it was trite and poorly written.
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Only one book? haha I'm going to name two because they go hand-in-hand...

The Da Vinci Code
Angels and Demons


...both by Dan Brown. He steals ideas from dedicated researchers to write poorly written, trendy novels.

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Edgar Sawtelle. I thought there was something wrong with me since I had to slog through the first 100 pages and then abandoned it.

The Time Traveler's Wife. Good story, but I hated all the date/age headings throughout the book. It disrupted the flow of reading for me and was a PITA to keep straight who was what age, when. This is one that might have been good to just see as a movie (but I didn't see the movie).
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Atonement.

Painful. Just painful. The author spends a page describing a wheat field or something like that. Pain.Ful.
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