which book did you absolutely hate?

@sunsham68 (1378)
India
December 8, 2008 12:25pm CST
There are books we come across that are boring/ not to our taste/ just plain stupid. Did you continue reading a book that you disliked in the beginning? Was it out of boredom or just to find out how it turned out in the end? Do share!
5 responses
• India
9 Dec 08
harry potter! happy lottin n have a nice day!
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@sunsham68 (1378)
• India
9 Dec 08
Mmm? I have heard people saying they enjoyed th book more than the movie! I haven't read it myself, so I cant really disagree with you. U have a nice day too!
@ryneweir (14)
• United States
8 Dec 08
The Epic of Gilgamish. What apeice of Crap. No wonder they destoyed. Why did they have to put it back together?
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@sunsham68 (1378)
• India
9 Dec 08
Sorry, but I havent heard about that one. Did you read it through or left it half read, seeing as it was not compulsory (as part of a school curriculum)
@kkthom3 (279)
• United States
8 Dec 08
One book that I did not like and couldn't get through was The Invisible Man. I think part of the reason was that it was required reading for school and I didn't really feel like reading it and part of it was that it was a really long book; I started it but after a few chapters, I just couldn't imagine getting through the whole thing. Another reason, and I feel pretty guilty admitting this, is maybe because the main character was African American and I am not and so I really just can't relate to him. It's not that I'm racist, I try to be understanding of other races, but I really just couldn't understand what the guy was talking about most of the time.
@sunsham68 (1378)
• India
9 Dec 08
No, I understand what you mean. Its hard to get through somethingwithuot relating to it. I can't even watch a movie that I don't relate to, and that's supposed to be so much easier than reading and that too, to study!
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@Marcola (2776)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I had to read "The Scarlet Letter" in high school. It was very confusing with all this "thou" and "thee" crap. Plus, the book sucked, IMO. I only read it because I had to.
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@sunsham68 (1378)
• India
9 Dec 08
Oh yeah I had Romeo and Juliet in school and though I knew the story, this same thou thee stuff, not only made me crazy, gosh it also made me confused!
@BriMarie (25)
• United States
10 Dec 08
I really can't get through "Catch 22" by Joseph Heller. I'm about half way through and I don't really like it. It's my fiancee's book and he said he won't read it until I finish it. His mom is on me about it too, telling me I need to finish reading it.. ugh. I also couldn't read "A Painted House" by John Girsham. I love his other books, they kept me in the moment the whole way through. Most of his books are about lawyers and crimes and mysteries. This one was about his life growing up on a cotton farm. It was still fiction but it was really boring fiction! I also had a hard time reading "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte. I ended up getting it on CD to listen to in the car and I really enjoyed it then, I think that book was easier to listen to rather than read myself. I also tried reading it when I was 13 or 14 so that also made it difficult.
@sunsham68 (1378)
• India
5 Jan 09
catch 22 is supposed to be a good book - havent read it tho! but you have good motivation from your better half to read it, so go for it! i havent tried grisham, my dad was really into those.