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Weirdly Sane

I'll go first.

 

The Rosie Project. Over-simplified populist mythology, in a sugar coating.

 

Next?

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Mumtotwo13

The English Patient, what an intellectual wa#k.

 

Agree with 50 shades of beige...

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Let-it-go

This is a while ago. The Beach (made into a movie with Leonardo). I was going backpacking in Thailand and I was told I MUST read it before going. I was confused. Terrible book and nothing like actually backpacking in Thailand.

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Mum'o'1

The catcher in the Rye???? I don't get it. An American Classic but I was bored to tears waiting for something to happen. Lucky only a thin book book....

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The Old Feral

Anything by Jodi Picoult.

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Lunafreya

Twilight

Left Behind

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immismum

The Slap,

No more to be said....

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Cranky Old Woman

The apparently never ending Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.

 

 

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seayork2002

Time Travellers Wife

 

best thread EVA!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MoppyBoo

The Davinci Code

Gone Girl

 

I read A LOT (easily 2/3 books a week) and these two made me want to set fire to something.

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au*lit

The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. They're not deep just because they're set in Afghanistan and discuss the abuse of women, they're trite predictable rubbish.

 

The Secret History by Donna Tartt. The writing is awful, bad and breaks every rule of 'good' writing, while apparently being considered literary fiction.

 

A Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. So boring I didn't finish it.

 

Twilight - no need to elaborate, but what is wrong with the grown ups who love this crap??

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Cranky Old Woman

Just thought of another one - The Bride Stripped Bare.

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la di dah

The Red Tent. I really wanted to like it but it was gross, bad understanding of geography, overwrought, and demeans the role of women in early monotheism.

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Nobody Cool

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Could not get into it at all.

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babatjie

Twilight - no need to elaborate, but what is wrong with the grown ups who love this crap??

 

I don't know, maybe have different interests to you? Shock horror.

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Freddie'sMum

White Teeth by Zadie Smith.

 

It won the Booker Prize a while back and I got half way through it and gave up. I didn't care about the characters at all.

 

Under the Tuscan Sun - I can't remember the author but this was the book that launched all the "I am going to run away from my suburban life in the US / UK / Australia and live in the Greek Islands / Italy / France and live happily ever after".

 

God it was bollocks.

 

I wanted to reach through the book and slap the author - it was based on her true story and she came across as the most self indulgent, whingey, whiney - woe-is-me- person you could ever have the misfortunate to meet.

 

(edited because I can't spell today)

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Bess Marvin

Life of Pi. I was so bored I should have set fire to it, just for the brief burst of entertainment the flames would have brought.

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seayork2002

Any books that come under the word 'genre'

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AggyW72

Gould's Book of Fish! I didn't get it!

And it really riles me that my DH loved it!

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jessiesgirl

 

The Secret History by Donna Tartt. The writing is awful, bad and breaks every rule of 'good' writing, while apparently being considered literary fiction.

 

Really? I enjoy this book immensely every time I read it and I like her others as well.

 

My vote goes to anything written by V Nabokov. I haven't read many other blockbusters I thnk.

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seayork2002

I fall into this trap then wonder why afterwards but just because a lot of people read a book does not make it good it just means heaps of people are reading and and fall for the 'if I see it mentioned everywhere it must be good' trick (that I will say AGAIN I fall for myself)

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gracie1978

The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. They're not deep just because they're set in Afghanistan and discuss the abuse of women, they're trite predictable rubbish.

 

The Secret History by Donna Tartt. The writing is awful, bad and breaks every rule of 'good' writing, while apparently being considered literary fiction.

 

A Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. So boring I didn't finish it.

 

Twilight - no need to elaborate, but what is wrong with the grown ups who love this crap??

 

I loved Twilight, I read all four in a week when I was stuck at home with a terrible flu, it was about all my little brain could handle. So in answer to question, an illness? :p

 

Are we allowed to hate books we haven't read?

My Mum told me to read Christiantiy, Islam and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West, I was so impressed that she was reading a book about religion, then I realised what it was... anti Muslim propaganda :/

 

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Ellie bean

Just thought of another one - The Bride Stripped Bare.

That reminds me, my brother gave me this book for christmas one year, don't think he had a clue what it was about or he wouldn't have bought it for his sister!

 

Another vote for eat pray love, I really hated that book.

 

Tuesdays with Morrie is another one I really disliked, self indulgent sentimental twaddle.

 

I enjoy some really trashy books though so can't claim any superiority

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