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Books you should NEVER read! EVER!

Postby Bookworm-ilovebooks » Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:55 pm

O.K. so I don’t know about you all but I am sick of starting a book only to find that it STINKS so I was hoping you people would help me post warning about any books. I’ll
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1) Dark Quetzal. By Katherine Roberts. On the outside this looks like a grate book but trust me it’s the stupidest story line ever!
2) Helen of troy. By Margaret George. Possibly the most historically inaccurate book in the history of man kind!
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Postby Siri and Dream » Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:54 am

I would have to say that "ttyl" is possibly the most repulsive book I've ever read. Not to mention it is completely devoid of plot.
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I personally think you should add Eragon and Eldest to that list.
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Postby Nikita » Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:44 am

Add the Clique novels to the list. It's the most pathetic series ever by an amateur author. My friend forced me to read one of them...I didn't last a chapter.
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Postby Arty is smarty » Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:06 am

Erm, yeah...Don't diss shakesphere. Romeo and Juliet is cheesy to us now because we've seen it all. If Romeo and Juliet never became, romance wouldn't even be a genre in literature. How's that for afternoon tea talk? Shakesphere started a revolution in people's souls; we became more literate and began to appreciate words and intellectual thought more. Don't diss Will, he's mah bud.

I'd have to say the worst book I've ever read is Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke. Funke is an amateur writer in my opinion. She tackled a subject matter that was directed to an older audience (Dragons and Brownies...brownies, in case you can't remember the book, aren't chocolate goodies. They're typically shape-shifters, and in the book by Newt Scalamander they're cousin to the boggart. Don't get on a brownie's bad side) but she writes in a style and vocabulary that would satisfy a younger audience. Her information is very mythologically inaccurate. Honestly, you'd think that she had never even cracked open a classical fantasy book. Psha.

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Postby Bookworm-ilovebooks » Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:11 am

Romeo and Juliet sucks! The whole thing takes place in three day. I’m sorry but you don’t marry someone you’ve known for three days. Also the balcony scene, I have reason to believe Romeo is drunk during this scene because he’s basically standing out side a girls window yelling I love you! O.k. he’s a literate drunk but he’s still drunk. And then there’s the fact that the whole Death thing could have been avoided if Juliet had just told Romeo the plan in person. And last but not least Juliet was a rebound girl! normaly i like shakespere but im sorry romeo and juliet are idiots
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Postby Immortal » Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:08 am

Oh, sorry Diana, and Dragon Rider, while not very good, should not be put on the list of books you should never read.

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Postby Diana » Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:10 am

Aww, I thought Dragon Rider *was* very good. The ending was kind of meh, but the beginning/middle was all fun. Razz But yeah, whatever you think of it, it doesn't deserve to be unread.

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Postby Nikita » Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:30 am

Funke's books are all very good. Especially the Thief Lord, it's definitely worth reading.

And whoever said that Romeo and Juliet should be on this list- have you ever stopped to think why literature evolved the way it did? Shakespeare was the greatest writer to ever live. Romeo and Juliet is a classic. Sure, it might seem cheesy now because we've evolved on the genre of writing, but it formed the basis of romance novels.
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Postby Bookworm-ilovebooks » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:38 am

I will repeat, NORMALY I LIKE SHAKESPEAR! I loved a mid summers night dream and hamlet and Macbeth and the Tempest is what got me started in Shakespear. I don’t know I guess I’m not in to mushy love stuff.
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