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Initial post: Oct 31, 2012 1:29:56 PM PDT
Difficult, I Know...but interesting topic

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 1:34:50 PM PDT
For me,,,,it was Easy! "Jefferson Lies" by David Barton A joke at proper lit.!!!!

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 4:32:15 AM PST
Catcher in the Rye - most over rated book ever!

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 6:02:24 AM PST
Tom Lawrence says:
Fifty Shades of Gray. So poorly written I couldn't even get to the "good parts".Tricia

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 7:32:01 AM PST
Forrest Gump. Wowee! What a stinker that book was.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 11:20:32 AM PST
richard says:
Not only poorly written but author had a one track mind and it was below the waist line. Even poor erotica which I walked into blind. YUCK!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 9:33:18 PM PST
Ditto. I could have written better in 6th grade. And I'm not extremely talented.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 5:01:01 PM PST
Guy C. Hearn says:
Moby Dick

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 5:02:59 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 13, 2012 11:14:03 AM PST
the raven says:
i think some of the best authors write the worst books to come out just before Christmas. they know they'll sell automatically because of their name. one i think of is Patricia Cornwell's "Red Mist". i've always enjoyed her writing until i read that one and i couldn't finish it, it was so bad! Christmas publication.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 12:39:33 PM PST
Babsy says:
Eat Pray Love - utter dreck

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 2:20:02 PM PST
Tired of fifty shades of this and that? The PBS Ken Burns Dust Bowl documentary will be airing Nov 18 and 19. A good follow up read is Norma Welty's novel, "The Dirty Days" based largely on her life growing up in the 1930s Dust Bowl during the Great Depression--believe me, it was a double whammy. The story gets real about the real. It's an historical fiction that shows rather than explain to the reader the impact of those desperate times in the home, community and school. It's loaded with interesting vignettes and suspenseful episodes peppered generously with realistic dialog. No matter what your age or gender is, you'll fall in love with the young narrator and you will sometimes want to change her attitude, but you will feel like you are growing up with her. (Now, it's up to you decide if this post adds to the discussion.) Thank you for listening. N.W.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 3:38:49 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 13, 2012 3:41:02 PM PST
I've been a little bothered because I absolutely could NOT like 50 Shades. I was probably one of the first to buy the first volume for my kindle. there was no review but I thought I would just jump out there. It is not the story material that bothered me..it's the absolutely awful writing. I never finished it, but I have followed all the excitement. The charcters are wooden and the dialogue brutal. And the author is rich!!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 3:41:55 PM PST
I agree, and I didn't like the movie either.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 3:53:07 PM PST
poetess says:
A friend who lives in Italy recommended Umberto Eco's, "The Prague Cemetery". It was so awful that I couldn't finish it. Other friends agreed. Usually I buy my books, but luckily I borrowed it from the library, so it cost nothing. Maybe it isn't the worst book ever written, but it's right up there with books by great writers who went through a very bad patch.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 4:19:36 PM PST
I really hated Confederacy of Dunces but found myself laughing when I explained it to my book club members who never finished. Still, I threw it into the trash can immediately after I read the last page.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 4:30:41 PM PST
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HBSK says:
EAT, LOVE, PRAY: I couldn't agree more. I kept reading, hoping I was going to find a pearl. Alass there was NONE AND l mean NONE. Then they made a movie out of it.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 5:05:08 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 6:17:16 PM PST
Helen Gorrie says:
I agree with Tom. No matter what the topic it was badly written
Helen Gorrie

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 7:25:44 PM PST
Jcalvert says:
A Fraser's. Cromwell

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 9:59:51 PM PST
Bridges of Madison County was the worst.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 4:44:57 AM PST
Tuesdays With Morrie, Bridges of Madison County, any of the Twilight books . . . .

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 9:21:40 AM PST
Msriver says:
Norma.....

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 9:18:16 PM PST
Alec says:
There is only one book I wish I'd never read - The God of Small Things (1997) by Indian author Arundhati Roy.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 4:14:34 PM PST
And Fifty Shades of Gray ws just as idiotic and yuk!
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