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Silkworm- One of the worst books I have tried to peruse


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Initial post: Aug 29, 2014 7:14:35 AM PDT
Rated in the top ten for some time. WHY!! It sure is a hard to read book
Takes 3 pages to descibe a fence

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2014 7:17:58 AM PDT
Books aren't "One Size Fits All."

Isn't it great that there are different genres to fit the reading likes of many people?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2014 7:20:10 AM PDT
I was frustrated with Face the Winter Naked. For me, that book was torture to read; I couldn't stand the main character. But lots of people raved about it.

Choice is awesome!

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 7:24:22 AM PDT
T. Cook says:
"Rated in the top ten for some time. WHY!!"

There's a reason the first book sold under 10,000 copies until it was revealed that was the pen name of JK Rowling, then it jumped to hundreds of thousands....
THe publishers said they were very disappointed she was revealed to be the one behind the pen name... I guess that means they were very disappointed with the extra sales....

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2014 7:32:47 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I actually enjoyed both books in the series so far. As for describing a fence taking 3 pages turn the font size down. If you are using the largest font what do you expect?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2014 9:03:23 AM PDT
Debi says:
I enjoyed them also, and I've never read a Harry Potter book. Nor do I plan on it. Did see a couple of the movies, meh....

Don't be making fun of me for using large fonts.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2014 9:43:28 AM PDT
T. Cannon says:
I enjoyed Cuckoo's Calling and I have this one on hold at my library. (That way if I don't like it all I'm out is time.)

Don't judge Harry Potter by the movies. As usual "the books are better". Now, they are fantasy and they are kids books, so if you don't enjoy those types of books then maybe keep skipping them but I cannot image my life without having read Harry Potter. :-) Of course, I had kids Harry's age when the books came out and we read them together so that was part of the fun.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2014 10:25:55 AM PDT
Debi says:
LOL, well I do favor fantasy and yes I probably have judged them because of the movies.

Mostly I was making a point, that not everyone bought the books because of 'Harry Potter"

Kids might do it.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2014 10:30:23 AM PDT
You have to remember that the "kids" who cut their middle-grade-to-YA teeth on Harry Potter were 10, 11, 12 in *1997*. This year, those kids/fans are turning 27, 28, 29.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2014 2:31:27 PM PDT
Artist says:
Next time, download a sample.

The book uses lots of words that you've probably never heard before, so I would imagine it was tough going.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2014 7:07:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 29, 2014 7:08:34 PM PDT
A Customer says:
"The book uses lots of words that you've probably never heard before, so I would imagine it was tough going."

Kind of presumptuous, don't you think? Or is it OK in your book to hurl insults when someone's opinion differs from yours?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2014 7:28:47 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 29, 2014 7:34:04 PM PDT
Artist says:
I've reconsidered my response and have deleted it.

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 7:40:37 PM PDT
M. Ratcheson says:
Interesting discussion. I've never read a Harry Potter book, and watched only the first of the movies, which I did enjoy. I totally enjoyed Cuckoo's Calling, and after a reasonable wait just landed The Silkworm from my local library. I'm into immersion reading, and was considering spending a credit on the Audible version, but I'm thinking I'd do best first reading the ebook alone for a while to see if I like it before making the investment. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2014 8:44:25 PM PDT
lonbeehold says:
M., I read and listed to The Silworm; the narration on the Audible is excellent.
I am a fan of JK Rowling and have enjoyed all of her books, even The Casual Vacancy, which was not everyone's cup of tea. A very dark somewhat depressing read but I thought it was excellent.
I started reading the Harry Potter kids before I had children and loved them all. My oldest is almost 15 and it was such a joy to see her read the books and become big fan of Harry and company, too.

Posted on Aug 30, 2014 6:12:56 AM PDT
loriltx says:
For people who like the genre, the series is good. I listened to some parts while driving on a long trip. The narrator is definitely great.

Posted on Aug 30, 2014 6:17:06 AM PDT
Mary McManus says:
Since I'm nor into fantasy, I did not read the Harry Potter series, although I tried them. However, I have very much enjoyed her other books, The Cuckoo's Calling and The Silkworm, as well as The Casual Vacancy.

There are lots of books I have not liked but when I don't, I just move on. Have never been inspired to start a thread about them.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2014 6:19:24 AM PDT
flipoid says:
I don't have kids and I read the Harry Potter books and loved them. (-: But I've always enjoyed kids' books more than most "adult" books I have read. Also, some "children's" authors tend to write books for children that are also enjoyable on an adult level.

As others have said, isn't it wonderful to have so many choices?

Posted on Aug 30, 2014 7:20:40 AM PDT
Show of hands: how many think the use of "peruse" for "read" in the thread title is pretentious?
Thought so.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2014 11:01:06 AM PDT
Miss Carol says:
I agree - I've never come and started a thread about books I don't like! Some other people will really like them. However, I did participate in the thread at the end of last year (or the beginning of this one) about the worst book I read that year. It was a fun thread!
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