which book did you absolutely hate?
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!
• 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.
• 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.