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bayoubengals88
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re: What's a book that you wished you had never picked up (because it sucked so bad)?
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The Nix by Nathan Hill. Pure self indulgent drivel. Can’t for the life of me figure why it was so well reviewed.

Fun to read. Decent social commentary. But I like history, and I'm a teacher. So, target audience in many ways.


thedrumdoctor
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re: What's a book that you wished you had never picked up (because it sucked so bad)?
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The road by Cormac Mccarthy it was terrible.

Well now I guess we have to fight.


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memphis tiger
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re: What's a book that you wished you had never picked up (because it sucked so bad)?
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The Nix by Nathan Hill. Pure self indulgent drivel. Can’t for the life of me figure why it was so well reviewed.
Fun to read. Decent social commentary. But I like history, and I'm a teacher. So, target audience in many ways


I will say that the subplot with the college student was the only part of the book I liked.


bayoubengals88
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re: What's a book that you wished you had never picked up (because it sucked so bad)?
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the subplot with the college student
Haha, that was my favorite as well.


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Tigris
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re: What's a book that you wished you had never picked up (because it sucked so bad)?
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I loved Cloud Atlas


That's the one I was thinking of picking so I'll just go with it. Talented writer, no doubt. And the most pretentious thing I've ever read, especially his forward. There are parts I enjoy, but overall I loath the book.

Catcher in the Rye too. I hated in as a teenager, and stupidly read it as an adult thinking I'd like it better with more life experience. Nope, still terrible.


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Decisions
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re: What's a book that you wished you had never picked up (because it sucked so bad)?
The Shannara series by Terry Brooks was pretty trash. The Dragonlance series was a step or two above but still time I wish I had back.

Honestly....I didn’t care for the majority of the Chronicles of Narnia. TLTWTW and the Horse and his Boy were great, Prince Caspian was good, and the rest ranged from meh to downright bad.


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10 Blade
Member since Jul 2017
97 posts

re: What's a book that you wished you had never picked up (because it sucked so bad)?
Celestine Prophecy. New age psychobabble drivel disguised as spiritual revelations. Having trouble making it through Infinite Jest- have stopped and started multiple times. Full disclosure: I liked both The Road and The Nix


MissTiger91
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re: What's a book that you wished you had never picked up (because it sucked so bad)?
The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway. I really wanted to love it but it just never clicked for me.


The Spleen
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re: What's a book that you wished you had never picked up (because it sucked so bad)?
I've tried 3 or 4 Hemingway books, and none of them have clicked for me. I did at least finish The Old Man and the Sea and The Sun Also Rises. Can't say the same for the other two - A Movable Feast and For Whom the Bell Tolls. It's been several years since I tried them though.


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Tigris
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re: What's a book that you wished you had never picked up (because it sucked so bad)?
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Having trouble making it through Infinite Jest- have stopped and started multiple times.


Probably describes 90% of us who made it through the thing. And I literally threw it into the ocean from a cruise ship when I finished because of all the effort required and (nope, spoiler). It's become my favorite book, though, and is worth it.

Gravity's Rainbow was even harder for me to finish. That's one I'm not sure was worth the effort, though it had its moments.


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ecb
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re: What's a book that you wished you had never picked up (because it sucked so bad)?
Naked lunch


Jefferson Dawg
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re: What's a book that you wished you had never picked up (because it sucked so bad)?
Anything by Jack Kerouac and that whiole stupid hippie trendy fad that people of that era pretend is so important and sacred

Also as a young college moron the cool book was supposed to be “Zen and the Art of motorcycle Maintenance “. I don’t think a single rperson that supposedly thought it was ‘cool’ ever read anything but the title. Because it may actually be the single most unreadable piece of shite ever typed


tatervol
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re: What's a book that you wished you had never picked up (because it sucked so bad)?
Heart of darkness


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Muthsera
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Member since Jun 2017
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re: What's a book that you wished you had never picked up (because it sucked so bad)?
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

I read it one time, years ago.

I've forgotten all the parts of it I enjoyed and vividly remember the parts of it that turned my stomach.

I wish I had stopped reading when the plot began to reveal itself.


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GreenRockTiger
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re: What's a book that you wished you had never picked up (because it sucked so bad)?
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What's a book that you wished you had never picked up (because it sucked so bad)?


Plenty because when I worked, I was a librarian and I had to read a lot of not so great stuff.

Although, Fifty Shades of Gray and the Twilight Series were pretty bad despite how popular they were.

Then I'm sure there are a few that I can't remember the names of.


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LaLadyinTx
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Member since Nov 2018
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re: What's a book that you wished you had never picked up (because it sucked so bad)?
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The road by Cormac Mccarthy it was terrible.


My step mother agrees with you.


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LaLadyinTx
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Member since Nov 2018
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re: What's a book that you wished you had never picked up (because it sucked so bad)?
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The Grapes of Wrath.

I know this will get down votes, but I can’t stand reading Steinbeck.
sucks for you


Another Grapes of Wrath hater here. I also hated Of Mice and Men even more. These are just horrible, depressing books.

Another book I hated that many love is The Book Thief. I did manage to finish it with great effort.
This post was edited on 4/5 at 1:00 pm


ewilliams000
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re: What's a book that you wished you had never picked up (because it sucked so bad)?
Catcher in the Rye. A world famous book ,but you will read it's entirety waiting for something to happen. I think its fame was the fact that it was the first book talking about prostition that escaped the censor police. Its a must read just to be able to say that you read it. It was discovered that most all serial killers have read this book.


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Lugubrious
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247 posts

re: What's a book that you wished you had never picked up (because it sucked so bad)?
I read the entire Anna Karenina shitefest and cannot believe it was as awful as it was. Worked my way through all the stupid Russian names and everything. I’ll always never recommend that book.


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Vastmind
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Member since Sep 2013
3749 posts

re: What's a book that you wished you had never picked up (because it sucked so bad)?
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance made me suicidal


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