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Re: Books you should NEVER read! EVER!

Postby evilopalrocks! » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:17 am

Pocahontas.
sieriously, watch the disney movie version, and don't go any further. It is plotless, and should be PG15 at the very least.
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Re: Books you should NEVER read! EVER!

Postby Rocket Axxonu » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:55 pm

“After all, absolutely no one can help but suspect a criminal, liar, and manipulator of committing crimes, lying, and manipulating. And of course, no one is more aware of that simple fact than Artemis Fowl.”

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Re: Books you should NEVER read! EVER!

Postby Merv Simestra » Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:33 pm

I haven't read any books lately that made me go "I never want to read this again, and I would strongly recommend no one ever touch this book". Though there have been a few I would discourage younger folks from reading.

Beloved by Toni Morrison is one of them. The story itself is extremely fascinating, but the themes and language are extremely dark! And extremely inappropriate for anyone in high school (even if everyone would understand it, it's still really... wrong in some places). Again, fascinating story, but really creepy and dark. And vulgar. Very vulgar.

I also wouldn't recommend I am Legend if you want your stories to conclude strongly. Because that one didn't. :P Interesting story, good plot and character development, but yeah. The ending was very abrupt. It was closer to a really long short story than a novel.

So yeah. I don't think there were any novels I read in my African/Latin American class or my European lit class that I wouldn't recommend. They could vulgar at times, but they were very interesting to read from a cultural perspective. So I liked those. :) I'm looking forward to the other books in my Asian lit class for the same reason.

(Also, I know Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was not recommended by someone here, but I would definitely recommend it. It's very interesting, and I really want to read the rest of the series. :) I mean, yeah, it definitely has an X-Men feel to it, but it also has this really interesting gothic feel to it. And I really like that. So yeah, definitely recommend it. :) )
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Re: Books you should NEVER read! EVER!

Postby Rocket Axxonu » Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:29 am

Haha, it does seem like books put on the 'classic literature' [not sure what countries all the ones I've read are from--probably mostly American and some European] list often have vulgar and/or very dark content. x3 Is it just me, or does it seem like a book, in order to classify as 'literature,' has to have a depressing ending of some sort...? [Maybe I'm just thinking of some in particular. xD]

But yeah, you do learn a lot about other cultures of different places and times, which is very interesting. Although, now that you've mentioned it, there are some titles I found much less compelling than others...I thought there were issues with Brave New World, for instance (and even more with the follow-up piece, Brave New World revisited, which was more nonfiction, mainly future speculation in regards to some of the concepts in the book). The characters were hard to identify with--and even though that seems to be part of the point (the world is supposed to be completely alien to us), if I can't engage with the characters, I can't engage with the story. (There were also points my impression was the buildup to particular scenes didn't feel believable, or wasn't adequately explained.)

Moby Dick is another one--if you have to read it for school, it would be better to read an abridged version, if you're allowed to. (Some of the information about whaling is very interesting, but unless you're really, really into it, it can be a very tedious read. Moby Dick is probably the epitome of what I assumed 'classic literature' was as a kid. [But later found out it wasn't, when I read books like Lord of the Flies and The Scarlet Letter for English classes. I remember feeling this shock when I realized the story was actually interesting, and I wasn't being slammed with (what I felt to be at the time) way too much irrelevant detail. x3]

My sister also told me I was better off to stay away from 'Of Mice and Men,' and 'Tess of the D'ubervilles,' too, if I had the choice. (It's not so much that there's anything bad about them in terms of delivery or writing style, but the content is very dark and kind of depressing. But I guess it appeals to some people, or maybe people with similar experiences to the characters find it cathartic.)

Haha, we've sold so many of the Miss Peregrine series at the store I work at. (We've also had the movie cover version for a while now, and that's sold a lot.) I decided I would read it, just to see what it's all about, but there was like, sixty hold on the audiobook when I placed mine, so I'm still waiting on it. x3

Oh, another book I read recently I didn't care for was The Kill Order (the prequel book to the Maze Runner series). I don't know if I would recommend other people stay away from it, it got good reviews from what I've read, but--maybe it's just me, I find it hard to enjoy books that are that depressing, where it's just one horrible thing happening after another. (Then again, I guess I did find the later books of the Maze Runner series kind of oppressive--
“After all, absolutely no one can help but suspect a criminal, liar, and manipulator of committing crimes, lying, and manipulating. And of course, no one is more aware of that simple fact than Artemis Fowl.”

Opal sets into motion her most diabolical scheme yet, to frame Artemis and turn his closest friends against him. Only this time she has a new calculating partner who knows Artemis better than he knows himself. [An Artemis Fowl fanfiction, set after The Atlantic Complex.]

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