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Re: Worst book ever written..

Postby wobastax on Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:21 pm

twilight or stargirl both are exceedingly horrible... i never read twilight, but i started to, and it was terrible... its nothing but cheesy vampire love for horny 9 year old girls.
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Re: Worst book ever written..

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:56 pm

Putanesca wrote:Over the years I have read many hundreds, possibly even thousands of books, only once have I failed to finish one.
The offending tome? George Elliots - Middlemarch.
Most of you will never have heard of it. To which I say "Lucky you".
To those of you who, like me, suffered a 'clasic' English education it was a requirement if we wished to accumulate those brownie points known as exam passes.

I struggled through Shakespeare,
Suffered Satre,
Wandered with Wordsworth
and
Battled Byron

Believe me it wasn't worth it.

I agree, Middlemarch was completely unreadable, like wading through peanut butter.
I, too, have been a bibliophile for decades, and probably have a total in the thousands. My most recent worst book ever was regifted to me by my mother, on the occasion of my last pilgrimage to The Home, down south in that other state. The Golden Buddha, by Clive Cussler, is supposedly some kind of best-seller, but I can't imagine why. I couldn't make it to the second chapter. And this is someone who read Leaves of Grass from cover to cover, just because I wanted to. The writing is redundant, contradictory, and incoherent. And that's just the first chapter.

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Re: Worst book ever written..

Postby Zankou 2.0 on Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:56 pm

wobastax wrote:twilight or stargirl both are exceedingly horrible... i never read twilight, but i started to, and it was terrible... its nothing but cheesy vampire love for horny 9 year old girls.

Twilight is not horrible. It is far from "amazing", and barely qualifies as "good", but it is not "horrible"!
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Re: Worst book ever written..

Postby Moral Minority on Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:18 pm

Zankou 2.0 wrote:
wobastax wrote:twilight or stargirl both are exceedingly horrible... i never read twilight, but i started to, and it was terrible... its nothing but cheesy vampire love for horny 9 year old girls.

Twilight is not horrible. It is far from "amazing", and barely qualifies as "good", but it is not "horrible"!


Twilight is about as enjoyable as being force-fed used Mormon underpants.
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Re: Worst book ever written..

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:48 pm

Used Mormons have underpants?
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
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Re: Worst book ever written..

Postby Zankou 2.0 on Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:12 pm

Moral Minority wrote:
Zankou 2.0 wrote:
wobastax wrote:twilight or stargirl both are exceedingly horrible... i never read twilight, but i started to, and it was terrible... its nothing but cheesy vampire love for horny 9 year old girls.

Twilight is not horrible. It is far from "amazing", and barely qualifies as "good", but it is not "horrible"!


Twilight is about as enjoyable as being force-fed used Mormon underpants.

You're exaggerating heavily.
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Re: Worst book ever written..

Postby Moral Minority on Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:47 pm

Zankou 2.0 wrote:
Moral Minority wrote:
Twilight is about as enjoyable as being force-fed used Mormon underpants.

You're exaggerating heavily.


No, dude. I am being nice.
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Re: Worst book ever written..

Postby Roy Hunter on Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:22 pm

I just failed to finish Ulysses by James Joyce again. It's so boring I actually prefer doing dishes to reading it. I think I'll just give it to a charity shop.
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Re: Worst book ever written..

Postby Moral Minority on Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:43 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:I just failed to finish Ulysses by James Joyce again. It's so boring I actually prefer doing dishes to reading it. I think I'll just give it to a charity shop.


Agreed.
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Re: Worst book ever written..

Postby fueledbycoffee on Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:32 pm

Moral Minority wrote:
Roy Hunter wrote:I just failed to finish Ulysses by James Joyce again. It's so boring I actually prefer doing dishes to reading it. I think I'll just give it to a charity shop.


Agreed.


And again, it seems that of my circle of associates, I am the only one who likes Joyce. Curses. I suppose I shouldn't recommend Finnegan's Wake, then?
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Re: Worst book ever written..

Postby Moral Minority on Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:47 pm

fueledbycoffee wrote:
Moral Minority wrote:
Roy Hunter wrote:I just failed to finish Ulysses by James Joyce again. It's so boring I actually prefer doing dishes to reading it. I think I'll just give it to a charity shop.


Agreed.


And again, it seems that of my circle of associates, I am the only one who likes Joyce. Curses. I suppose I shouldn't recommend Finnegan's Wake, then?


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Re: Worst book ever written..

Postby Cabbage on Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:56 pm

wobastax wrote:twilight or stargirl both are exceedingly horrible... i never read twilight, but i started to, and it was terrible... its nothing but cheesy vampire love for horny 9 year old girls.


No, it isn't. It's actually pretty well written, and Twilight is the way I met my boyfriend. We met in the bookstore where we bought the book. I think it's attractive when boys read good literature. lol.
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Re: Worst book ever written..

Postby fueledbycoffee on Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:40 pm

Cabbage wrote:
wobastax wrote:twilight or stargirl both are exceedingly horrible... i never read twilight, but i started to, and it was terrible... its nothing but cheesy vampire love for horny 9 year old girls.


No, it isn't. It's actually pretty well written, and Twilight is the way I met my boyfriend. We met in the bookstore where we bought the book. I think it's attractive when boys read good literature. lol.


Your attract-o-meter must be off. Whether it's entertaining or not, Twilight is not literature. Twilight is a pretty popular book. Literature is something that will go down in history, and bore the ever loving shit out of English classes for hundreds of years.
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Re: Worst book ever written..

Postby Cabbage on Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:49 pm

Oh. I think that 50 years from now, children will study Twilight in schools as a paioneering example of horror romance fiction. I think that it's even better than Shakespeare.
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Re: Worst book ever written..

Postby fueledbycoffee on Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:52 pm

Blasphemy! I'm going to cry over my already tear-stained copy of King Lear for a few hours.
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