When books disappoint... ....
February 17, 2009 1:14pm CST
I find it a real let down, I have been heavily into Philippa Gregory after reading her book "the other boleyn girl" so I invested in all of the books from that set. I have read the wise woman and I am just finishing the Queens Fool and I have to say that although both of the books gave great promise in the sypnosis the actual reading of them left me with a bitter taste of disappointment! They were not what I expected from her at all I just felt they were totally lacking in what they promised to deliver. Oh well maybe the next one I read will make up for it! What is the last book you read or are currently reading? What is the last book you read that left you feeling disappointed with the story?
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• United States
19 Feb 09
hello gemini_rose i know what you mean what that you are expecting a book to be a good read and it turns out to disappointment like that. i recently read "Tuesday's With Morrie", by Mitch Albom and i found that book disappointing from that author. i thought that in reading the book that it had to have gotten better at some point or another of the book, but it didn't. i also watched the movie "Tuesday's With Morrie", and i do not know if i enjoyed watching the movie or reading the book better. lol and right now i am currently reading the book "Heart Sick" and it is about a female serial killer, and i am almost finished reading it as well. i need to take the time to finish the book, and then i will have a good excuse to go to the mall to the book store. take care and have a beautiful evening.
• United States
17 Feb 09
I'm reading Jack Maggs and it's pretty good (Not great, but pretty good0 I can't remember the name of my last disappointing read but it was recent and by an esteemed writer. I just tend to block out books that I find boring or disappointing. Sometimes I won't even read a book by an author that I've enjoyed if I hear it doesn't measure up. I loved THE SECRET LIVE OF BEES by Sue Monk Kidd but I heard that THE MERMAID CHAIR was not nearly as good so I didn't read it because I didn't want to be disappointed.
17 Feb 09
I always read a book if the sypnosis seems interesting, I wont not read something just because someone else has said. If a book is really bad I do tend to stop reading it but most times I will trudge on to the end just to see how it ends and so I can tell others about it.
17 Feb 09
I read the other Boleyn Girl too and I was enthralled with it. Did you see the movie? I saw it on cable sometime late last year and it was quite good but there was more in the book. Then there usually is as they rarely portray the book completely accurately when it is made into a film. I haven't read anything else of hers though and I thank you for this info as I will not buy but may read if I can get her books second hand for free.
21 Feb 09
Right now I am reading a book called "Without mercy", it was written by Mariam Ali and is built on a real story. It is about a mother and she things she went through when her husband sold two of her daugthers in Yemen. I haven't read that much of it yet, but it seems to be a sad and very interesting book, and I look forward to reading the rest of it. One book that really disappointed me was "The dandelion clock" by Guy Burt. Before I read it I had read his other books, "After the hole" and "Sophie" and I liked both of them very much, especially "After the hole". I read some reviews about "The dandelion clock" and most of the critics agreed that it was the best book that he had ever written, so my expectations were very high, but I was very disappointed. I think that the book was okay, but in my opinion it was definately nothing special. I think that "After the hole" and "Sophie" are much better than "The dandelion clock".