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    Worst Book You Ever Read ... But Still Finished

    I try to never leave a book I start unfinished. But some are painful to get through. The worst was recommended by my mother-in-law (first mistake).

    Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg

    One book I didn't finish, however, was Paper Lion by George Plimpton. Got half way through, and just couldn't read it without falling asleep.



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    I read about a book a week. So I read Twilight SERIES and the 50 Shades of Grey SERIES. Why? Because I could and so I could talk to people about it and I can't believe I did those.


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    Re: Worst Book You Ever Read ... But Still Finished

    Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.

    I read it in college, thinking it would be the 19th century version of Apocalypse Now. Turns out the film is only very, very loosely based on the book. It's just a slog. Very slow moving, and frankly, not that good.


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    Re: Worst Book You Ever Read ... But Still Finished

    I read all the Twilight books cuz everyone else in my family was reading them. Fun stories but I agree with Stephen King: Stephenia Meyer can't write worth a ****.



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    Re: Worst Book You Ever Read ... But Still Finished

    I would say Sail by James Patterson. I learned quickly Patterson appeals more to women.


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    Re: Worst Book You Ever Read ... But Still Finished

    got an Alex Cross book for Christmas. Never read any of the series before but I finally read it a couple weeks ago and it was a waste of time. Maybe it was better when Patterson started the series?


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    The last Hunger Games book was just painful. The "love triangle" was one of the most annoying things I've ever suffered reading through. I really had a hard time finishing that book. I think I turned to alcohol as a reward for each chapter I finished.


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    I remember reading Grapes of Wrath in junior high and thinking it was the most painful book I've ever had.



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    Re: Worst Book You Ever Read ... But Still Finished

    The Scarlet Letter in high school. I loved every other novel and a lot of the short stories I had to read for my high school lit classes, but couldn't stand that one.



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    Wicked

    I would have thrown that book into a fire if I hadn't promised my mom I'd let her know how it ended (she couldn't get through it)


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    Tale of Two Cities in high school, because they made me. I'm sure it's quite the work of art and might be better if I read it now, but reading it then made my soul hurt.

    Worst book that I never finished: Dianetics by L Ron Hubbard. Didn't know what it was supposed to be about, but even at 15, I knew horse **** when I saw it.



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    Wicked

    I would have thrown that book into a fire if I hadn't promised my mom I'd let her know how it ended (she couldn't get through it)
    Wicked was amazing compared to the other books in the series.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    I read about a book a week. So I read Twilight SERIES and the 50 Shades of Grey SERIES. Why? Because I could and so I could talk to people about it and I can't believe I did those.
    Yeah, I read the 50 Shades of Grey series as part of a book club. Now, I don't mind smut, but this was such poorly-written smut that it made my head hurt. I bounced from that book club after that.


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    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

    I get it, you can't truly define the word "quality." Did you really need to write 500 pages to get that point across?


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    The Twilight Series. I read it solely so I could see what everyone was talking about.......I knew I would hate them and I did.

    I had to read Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson in middle school and I still don't remember what the hell it was about. I just muddled through it but never did figure out what was going on.



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