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Old Jan 21st, 2008, 11:18 PM        Books that you did not enjoy reading.
I didn't enjoy reading Catcher in the Rye. The only reason I read it was to see what the hub bub was about. It felt like the only reason the story had curse words in it was to shock people they way many musicians do when they have no actual talent.

Another is The Art and Zen of Motorcycle repair. I enjoyed it up until the middle. The problem was that I feel the same way about life (I was also riding a motorcycle and repairing it) as he did. So it became a waste of time and boring.

I'm wondering what bad experiences people have had with books that are generally liked.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 01:03 AM       
A book off my amazon recommended list called fan boy and goth girl.Just a badly written piece of crap that hopes to appeal to comic book geeks.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 01:15 AM       
The Kite Runner
The Old Man and the Sea
The Great Gatsby

I however did like Catcher in the Rye and I sure did feel an uncontrollable urge to assassinate someone after I read it
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 01:28 AM       
Yeah I wanted to see if I could see why he would shoot Lennon from reading Catcher in the Rye. I couldn't find anything. I wanted to read Old Man and the Sea but I have a feeling I won't like it.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 01:32 AM       
Does anyone hate a a book that isn't one of the great American Novels?
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:16 AM       
There has to something good.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:17 AM       
Yeah seriously Tadao you jerk Art and Zen of Motorcycle Repair is a classic
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:31 AM       
I can't get into Philosophy books. It gets boring agreeing with it. I cold be knitting a sweater instead.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:42 AM       
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Does anyone hate a a book that isn't one of the great American Novels?
I find Greek plays like the Iliad, the Odyessy, and Antigone mind-numbing as well.

I generally only like satire, and by satirists born in the last 100 years (so you can rule that faggy Ovid out as well ).
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:56 AM       
I don't like reading Poe. I don't know why. It's good stuff, I'm just not interested in it at this point in my life.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 07:46 AM       
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I find Greek plays like the Iliad, the Odyessy, and Antigone mind-numbing as well.

I generally only like satire, and by satirists born in the last 100 years (so you can rule that faggy Ovid out as well ).
not even mark twain stuff
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 11:00 AM       
moby dick was a fuckin snorefest.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 11:18 AM       
This really crap-tastic fantasy series by Robin Hobb that my ex-boyfriend insisted was the be-all, end-all in fantasy. It was so depressing that I almost slit my wrists afterwards THANKS BOOK LIKE I NEED ANY HELP WITH THAT.
Besides that I was really disappointed with Frankenstein (the book AND the character) but I read Crime and Punishment three times, so maybe I'm just weird.
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not even mark twain stuff
I've only read the Prince and the Pauper and didn't like it, but I've got Huck Finn lying around that I've been meaning to read.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 01:41 PM       
try these instead:

http://mark-twain.classic-literature...m-adams-diary/

and

http://mark-twain.classic-literature...-art-of-lying/

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http://mark-twain.classic-literature...arthurs-court/

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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:11 PM       
oh man that art of lying one is awesome
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:21 PM       
Adam's Diary is only really good when you read it in conjunction with Eve's
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 04:05 PM       
ohh didnt that creepy claymation adventures of mark twain do adams diary/eve's diary

i seem to remember watching it on youtube
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 05:57 PM       
I've got two:

The Great Gatsby - I didn't get anything out of this book. Wealthy New England honkeys mess with each other. Boring. It could be that the teacher who gave us the book to read was a douche, but we watched the movie, and I still wasn't interested.

Ishmael - It's a book about a talking gorilla. Sounds like a great idea, but the whole book is just the ape proselytizing to some guy who thinks he's super deep. I don't think a single person in my grade enjoyed the book on any level.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 06:09 PM       
I did not enjoy Fat Men From Outer Space. I gave it a whopping C- in my third grade book report. I stand by this decision.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 08:39 PM       
As I Lay Dying was a chore and a half for me and I ended up just hating it and threw the book at my teacher because I told her it SUCKED READING ABOUT INBREDS AND RETARDS and she YELLED AT ME.

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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 09:02 PM       
Something Happened by Joseph Heller. I tried really really hard.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 09:27 PM       
Did you like Catch-22 though, because I love Catch-22 and I was going to try that one next
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 11:11 PM       
I cannot stand Charles Dickens.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 11:25 PM       
If you drilled a hole in Charles Dickens--not that I am suggesting this--you could let the sap out.

Catch-22 is fantastic.
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