Book is No Good!

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
October 31, 2007 2:32pm CST
As some of you know, I am an avid reader and like to buy books. I do like some authors more than others, and I usually don't have a problem when I buy their books. Now, I always read the brief description of what the book is about before I decide to buy it. I just finished dealing with a book that I purchased recently by an author that I have some knowledge of. What a letdown! I found this book to not be what it was represented to be. I found the subject matter distasteful, and after making a third attempt to get into the book, I have given up. I had previously read several books by this writer, so I cannot understand what has happened to make her write such a crappy book. This is not the first time I have been so disappointed over a book, but I am rarely this wrong. Have you ever been so disappointed by a book that you could not bring yourself to read it all the way through?
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
31 Oct 07
There have been a few times that I started a book and did not finish it. It is funny how an author can be so brilliant in one book and then write something totally opposite in the next. I still like to read and will find some great books as well as my share of clunkers. I usually get most books from the library and then if it something I really enjoy, I will buy it. But several times I have been surprised at what I have found as books I thought might be decent but turned out to be greart.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Nov 07
I always get the feeling that I've left something undone when I don't finish a book, sigma, so you can imagine my disappointment when I find that rare book which cannot stir up any enthusiasm in me. That's the main reason I have favorite authors-to take some of the guesswork out of the books I enjoy reading. I guess anyone can come up with an occasional lemon though.
31 Oct 07
One of my favourite autors is dean koontz, I started reading him when i was 15 (long time ago now) the book was called lightning and i loved it so much, i think i've read it 7 times or more since. I've read almost everything i can get my hands on of his. The only time i've had this problem is with his book,Icebound.For love nor money, i just can't get into it, i've tried and tried but it is imposible!! There have been a couple of his that i've really enjoyed all the way through, and then end is so disappointing! Thats what i find more annoying, you want to scream "WHAT!!"
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Nov 07
I'm a big fan of Dean Koontz also, twilight. In fact, I did a discussion on him a few months ago. I have been reading his books for a very long time now. I'm not familiar with Icebound. Wish I could get my hands on it. I just finished his latest a few weeks ago.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
31 Oct 07
Yeah quite a few times actully. Or I just got so bored with the book I never finished it and wondered why because before I liked reading the the other books by the same person.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Nov 07
I have started reading some books, Shaun, that got off to a slow start and then picked up, but a couple of times I just couldn't stand the pain any longer.
• China
1 Nov 07
I bought a few book in the past,ofen of me brough many book from library,so i sorry i had never meet this stutiation.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Nov 07
I would get more of my reading material from the library if I had dependable transportation, bearman, but I have always liked the idea of owning my books.
@anniepa (27280)
• United States
1 Nov 07
Yes, it has happened to me several times through the years - right now I can't remember either the titles of the books or the names of the authors - but, strangely enough in some cases I later tried to read the same book again and absolutely loved it! I guess it really does depend on my mood and state of mind at the time I start the book. I seems most authors I've found that I really enjoyed their work have never disappointed me but there are exceptions. Sometimes I think someone has a huge success and then they become a bit lazy and the quality of their writing suffers. What is your favorite genre of book? I like all different kinds but especially mysteries and romances. Annie
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Nov 07
When it comes to the genre, anniepa, I'm all over the map, but crime and mystery have always been favorites. For the past several years I have gotten into the supernatural fantasy romances quite a bit. I also love historical romance and horror. Stephen King is my favorite all-time author.
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
15 Nov 07
There are several times that I have started to read a book and for some reason just couldn't find a reason to keep reading it. As a home school parent, I feel that reading is a very important part of learning and yet it seems if you aren't interested in it, then you just can't read it. I think that is why so many kids struggle in school is because they can't be interested in the books.
• United States
11 Nov 07
My favoritest book that I fell in love with when I was younger is called "Dunction Wood" by William Horwood. I Loved this book so much and looked for more of his work. I found one (can't even think of what it's called now) and it was pretty much a dissapointment. I couldn't get into it at all, like you said, and gave up. Maybe some people just have the one hit and flounder around after that.