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    Re: The worst book I ever (or never) read was ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Binx View Post
    5. Hunger Games, heroine has no arc!
    I'm so glad you said this. It's another one from Book Club that I just went, yeah whatever, but everyone else thought was GREAT and then suggested we read the sequels. I didn't.

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    Re: The worst book I ever (or never) read was ...

    I have found that my taste has changed. I used to love Catherine Cookson books but now I find them all much of a muchness.

    I read The Cone Gatherers by Robin Jenkins for English Lit......boring, everyone else was comparing it to an onion,all these different layers,I just thought, get a move on!
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    I dont mind Catherine Cookson books - but agree, they are a bit samey - trick is to read them well spaced apart.
    Her biography of her mother and herself Our Kate is well worth reading .

    have read first few books in Clan of Cave bear series - as said on this forum before, that's maybe where author should of stopped. havent read anything good about last book.

    I havent read The Book Thief - does seem to get very mixed reviews.

    A year of so ago I read The Gathering by Anne Enright - sounded interesting, family secrets unravel after death of a brother and won an award in England - not sure how, was utter drivel, just 300 or so pages of a middle aged woman rambling on about regrets, sex, imaginings.

    Also last year I read about 50 pages of Kate Morton's The distant hours before giving up - couldnt face another 500 or so
    Such a disappointment as her first 2 books The Shifting Fog and The Forgotten Garden were really good.

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    Re: The worst book I ever (or never) read was ...

    Mein Kampf (translated) ......I tried, I really did, but it was so full of utter rubbish, only made it half way thru'.
    I am beautiful inside and out so I should love myself unconditionally.

    Weather it be or weather it not Heather complains 'cause it's far from hot
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    Re: The worst book I ever (or never) read was ...

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    Mein Kampf (translated) ......I tried, I really did, but it was so full of utter rubbish, only made it half way thru'.
    LOL This surprises you? Given who wrote it and all? I think it's the kind of thing I'd be able to read someone else's strongly edited version or commentary thereof, but not a straight translation.

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    Re: The worst book I ever (or never) read was ...

    I thought The Book Thief was an OK sort of book, I found the story being related by Death a bit, for want of a better word, weired.

    Jackie Collins books as a genre bore the pants off me.
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    Re: The worst book I ever (or never) read was ...

    I didn't get past the Death part so that's probably why I didn't 'get' it.

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    Re: The worst book I ever (or never) read was ...

    I have really read the worst book as someone recommend it, and I will never listen to their recommendation again!

    "Fifty Shades of Grey", have you heard of it? It is badly written women's porn I would say, for instance, when Mr Grey is touching Miss Steele, she calls her vagina "my sex". It is dribble at the worst, the sex scenes are badly written, the story is so far fetched, I was laughing at it, I ended up leaving it in Perth.

    The plot traces the relationship between recent college graduate Anastasia Steele and manipulative billionaire Christian Grey. Steele is required by Grey to sign a contract allowing him complete control over her life as well as a non-disclosure agreement, something that he's required from all of his previous submissives. Upon learning that she is a virgin, Grey agrees to have sex with her in order to prepare her for later encounters, fully intending that the contact would be signed. As she gets to know him, she learns that his sexual tastes involve bondage, domination and sadism. In order to be his partner she agrees to experiment with BDSM, but struggles to reconcile who she is (a virgin who has never previously had a boyfriend) with who Christian wants her to be: his submissive, to-do-with-as-he-pleases partner in his "Red Room of Pain."
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    Re: The worst book I ever (or never) read was ...

    Thanks for that Alexa. Some of my friends have been raving about this book... don't think I will bother now.. doesn't sound my sort of thing at all
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