Worst Book You Ever Read

United States
December 12, 2009 7:22pm CST
I can't say that I've read a lot of books that I haven't liked or enjoyed at least at some level, but there was a book i was forced to read in college, and usually I enjoyed the reading assigned to me then but this was just too much. I can't remember exactly why I didn't like it, but I think it had to do with his style of writing, it was too chaotic for me, but it was Don DeLillo's : "White Noise" What's the worst book you've ever read?
5 responses
• Philippines
13 Dec 09
i dont read books i find it boring, i used to do that before when i was a teen to gain more english vocabulary an i remember reading it together with my dictionary. and now i'd rather spent my time in front of the internet. though reading books still nice i just find it boring now in my own opinion.
• United States
13 Dec 09
it makes me feel sad that so many people are giving up on reading for pleasure, I think it has to do with schools a lot, when they force us to read something it makes us not want to enjoy it, so we begin to hate reading completely, I love reading, but I do know that there are a lot of people that have a hard time with it, my dad especially because he's dyslexic.
• United States
13 Dec 09
I agree with Callie. It makes me sad when people say they don't like to read. I've never thought reading was boring. There have been books that I've found boring, but reading in general is very fun for me.
• United States
14 Dec 09
I think that unless someone reads something they truly like and connect with on some level that maybe they might not like to read at all, I can only hope that at some point everyone reads at least one book in their life that they loved.
• United States
13 Dec 09
I'm an avid reader, but I've rarely liked books that I've been assigned to read. I've hated a lot of "classics" like Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Anthem by Ayn Rand, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzergerld, and The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. But above those, I really hated The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway.
• United States
13 Dec 09
I didn't like Brave New World at all. I hated all the characters and the new earth Huxley had created. It was written beautifully, but I'm not going to like a book just because it was written well. I don't delude myself into thinking a book is bad simply because I don't like it. People have different tastes in books, and in certain writing styles. That's why it's great to have so many books to choose from. You can think Brave New World is brilliant, and I can hate it. :D
• United States
13 Dec 09
lol, I'm certain there's someone somewhere.
@bhav27 (443)
• India
18 Dec 09
worst book i have ever read was gifted by my friends , i love to read novels a lot but i have a different choice in selecting and reading books and my friends gifted me a book because she knewed that i loved to read novels but she didn't knew my interest and when i saw the book , i was upset at the very first moment by looking at the book and but still i was happy because she gave me a book and i read the book too but it was so boring with no subject and i never complained about that to my friends but still i hated the book a lot.
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
13 Dec 09
The worst book I ever read was "Empire." It's supposed to be this totally great globalization organizing manifesto. I'm all for organizing across the hemispheres to make the planet better and work in our mutual self-interest. The week I bought the book, I bought it in lieu of groceries. Major mistake! Not only was I hungry, I was annoyed. I don't know what was supposed to be so great about this book, but I didn't see it. Eventually, I sold the book for $20.00 and used the money to go to DC. That was the most use I ever got out of that book.
@coolcoder (2020)
• United States
13 Dec 09
This is easy. I vote for"Bledding Sorrow," by Marilyn Harris. I don't often say this about books, but I would definitely not read this one again. Unless you just really like being depressed, please stay away from this book. That's all I'm going to say about it.