Reading a book you disliked

March 1, 2008 8:10am CST
Have you ever read a book even though you didn't like it? I don't mean when you were at school and were forced to read it, but in my case I read the Da Vinci code, because everyone said how good it was. I found that it was a book I had no interest in right from the first chapter and yet I kept going to the end. I have absolutely no idea why I didn't just stop reading it
7 responses
1 Mar 08
Wuthering Heights! A miserable book full of horrible people that you can't relate to at all because they're just ugly humans inside. I can't understand the fuss. I have the problem that even if I'm not enjoying it I have to carry on to the bitter end. Maybe it's an O.C.D. thing, but once I've started, I have to finish. I'm the same with films. I've sat through some dire ones, I can tell you!
1 Mar 08
Thankfully I have never even tried to read any of the works of the Bronte sisters - always been put off by the various film and tv adaptations
1 Mar 08
Well at least with the films you're only suffering for a couple of hours! The books can drag on for weeks! I do like Jane Eyre though. That one I think is worth the hype. It's a remarkable gothic novel with some surprising feminist themes. Right up my alley!
@sergedan (768)
• Romania
1 Mar 08
Not really,most of the books I disliked were at school and not reading them didn't mean the end of the world like our teacher said it would. I will read a french book ,that I will dislike, because of so many unknown words,at least knowing that it will be more useful in the end.
1 Mar 08
Always liked history books at school, always found them the most interesting
@etavasi (736)
• Malaysia
1 Mar 08
We are the same, i like history too. When i read it i can imagine what happen in the pass.
@vinay049 (1839)
• India
1 Mar 08
ya i didn't like 11th std physics books but i have to read it because i have to pass in my exams.it was horrible at last i passed in my exam
@etavasi (736)
• Malaysia
1 Mar 08
hi vinay049, i also them same. Long time a go i just read the book to past in my exam. But then I regret it right now. I dont study very well.
1 Mar 08
always found school books hit and miss, some were decent enough, the others just tried to get as many facts across as possible
@MellieC (783)
• United States
1 Mar 08
I have had to read books for reading groups. I was hoping they would be good but once I got into them I was sorely mistaken. The first book I never finished was Wicked. I hear so many good review but no..I couldn't get into it.
1 Mar 08
i thought about joining a reading club once, but I had a look at their forthcoming reading list an couldn't see a single boko I thought I might like. Needless to say I didn't join
@Angelwriter (1957)
• United States
1 Mar 08
I read a book I hated *twice* I usually re-read books, but that's because I like them so much. This one, I hated. It was White Oleander. I read it through the first time, probably because I was hoping it would get better by the end. It didn't. And, also, because someone had recommended it to me, so I felt I owed it to them to finish the thing. The second time, I wanted to do a review on it, and I wanted to make sure that it was fresh in my memory before I wrote about it, so I read it again. It was just as bad the second time.
1 Mar 08
Don't think I have ever heard of it but seeing as no-one has recommended it to me - I wont even attempt to read it
@etavasi (736)
• Malaysia
1 Mar 08
Hi mrtimharry, I don't like to read Da Vinci Code. This is because it is so boring. But i like to what the movie. This book also banded by Catholic. They say the content is not true. That is the best choice you take, sot reading it.
1 Mar 08
Think I disliked i because Dan Brown tried to pass it off as fact when it is a work of fiction
@preve1984 (610)
1 Mar 08
Apart from those of school if I don' like a book I don't read it! I don't find the reason to read it!