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Worst Book Ever Written?

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Posted on Nov 25, 2012, 11:48:12 AM PST
storm front says:
Fifty Shades of Gray.

Posted on Nov 25, 2012, 1:43:45 PM PST
So I should definitely skip reading this 50 Shades? Will I be culturally illiterate?

Posted on Nov 25, 2012, 1:51:37 PM PST
OldSchool says:
Reading Lolita in Tehran

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2012, 2:21:50 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 26, 2012, 2:32:41 PM PST
J. Brown says:
I loathed 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. I kept trudging on through all three books, hoping to find something worthwhile. Blechhhhhhhh.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012, 4:58:12 PM PST
As for 50 shades ... I won't even go there ... too many good books to read.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012, 6:58:14 PM PST
Conlea says:
Worst ever? I'd say anything by Faulkner.

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Posted on Nov 27, 2012, 2:02:07 AM PST
McMcAra says:
Any of those awful rewriting of classics inserting zombies, vampires etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012, 12:52:43 PM PST
nettzmom says:
I agree. The movie was much overrated because Julia Roberts was in it. I love her but hated the movie. It was truly boring!

Posted on Nov 28, 2012, 5:17:26 AM PST
Bruce Watson says:
Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit, by Daniel Quinn. Unbelievably pretentious, silly, and just plain stupid.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012, 2:01:05 PM PST
LagunaLady says:
Everything that she writes is pure crap

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012, 2:02:05 PM PST
LagunaLady says:
If you couldn't learn something about Italy, India or Bali from the book, I feel sorry for you.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012, 2:05:43 PM PST
LagunaLady says:
Salinger was one of the finest writers we've had. And this was one of his best books. It's the ONLY book my son ever finished. I still love it and I'm 65. And I am an avid reader and I do not read junk. You may not have liked it yourself, but I don't think you will be able to find many supporters to your theory that it's the most overrated book ever.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012, 7:19:09 AM PST
J. Brown - fascinating post re IQ84. I am 52 years old and have never been without a book. A voracious reader. When I finished IQ84, I was telling anyone and everyone I could find that it was hands down the best book I ever read. Goes to show you - different strokes for different folks!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012, 6:02:41 PM PST
So glad to hear that there was another person who felt this way. I sure thought I was the only one who saw it as sappy and predictable.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012, 9:34:52 AM PST
Mike D says:
I'm not a writer just a reader and if I want to critique a book then I will do it.

Posted on Dec 1, 2012, 8:14:46 PM PST
b. pro found says:
I have to agree with Fifty Shades of Grey. This story was so poorly constructed, I fell asleep every time I ventured to finish reading it. I've given up. The end.

Posted on Dec 2, 2012, 12:19:21 PM PST
Gone Girl....mean-spirited and a complete waste of time...could not even finish.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012, 8:25:02 AM PST
I agree with Catcher in the Rye by Salinger being the worst literature I ever read...
I tried to finish it twice and couldn't... just dreadful ramblings.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012, 9:57:24 AM PST
I agree, I managed until page 30 when the women received a contract. Unbelievable garbage!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012, 10:57:57 AM PST
GJK Kwint says:
I could not agree more, I labored through one and half way through 2 and then I gave up. I still don't understand why it was such a success

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012, 11:00:12 AM PST
GJK Kwint says:
oh cool, I thought I was the odd one out, could not finish it, did not bother with the movie

Posted on Dec 4, 2012, 4:37:27 AM PST
sjchc says:
I would say Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimoore Cooper. The romanticism period in literature just completely bored me, but Cooper's rather lengthy and eloquent descriptions made the book EXTREMELY boring and difficult to read. The movie is much better.
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