Books you hated and everyone else loved.

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Re: Books you hated and everyone else loved.

Postby Felarof » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:02 am

I like Jane Eyre. I re-read it every couple of years. I'm not familiar with the rest of Charlotte's work. I know I read The Professor many years ago, and found it okay, but I've never felt the urge to go back to it.
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Re: Books you hated and everyone else loved.

Postby IrisBrandybuck » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:47 am

I've not read any other of Charlotte's novels, though I have a copy of Villete somewhere.
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Re: Books you hated and everyone else loved.

Postby Cock-Robin » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:43 pm

It is so amazing! I have never met [b]anybody[b] who liked Catcher in the Rye, so why do teachers force it on the kids. As Pink Floyd sings: Teacher, leave those kids alone!"

I just got through reading Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, I had heard it was a classic, but it was boring to me. It turned the Arthur story, which I immensely like, inside out. :nono: I was glad to finish it and put it away. For all time.
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Re: Books you hated and everyone else loved.

Postby Thor 'n' Oakenshield » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:19 pm

Catcher in the Rye is AWFUL, in my opinion. I honestly couldn't stand that book.
Everything by Robert Heinlein, too. In fact, lots of old sci-fi bothers me. The Forever War, my dad forced me to read that one, I hated it (mainly because of the way it portrayed homosexuals).
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Re: Books you hated and everyone else loved.

Postby IrisBrandybuck » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:11 pm

CR: Try "Innocents Abroad." Keep in mind if you read it, though, that he's very sarcastic and prone to hyperbole. If you keep both of those things in mind, it's not too bad.
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Re: Books you hated and everyone else loved.

Postby Thor 'n' Oakenshield » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:05 am

Though it's been said many times, Dune is another one that I just couldn't do. I actually thought I would like it, and then it just go so bad! I was shocked. I honestly can't remember any of the plot of Dune Messiah, and I seem to recall that the characters I did like ended up dying in Children of Dune. After that I quit the series. Those books were a disappointment.
And Robert Jordan, and everything he wrote :angry: was even worse. Worse by far. So awful.
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