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Posted 05 May 2014 - 02:51 AM

In high school, college, etc. What is the book that cured insomnia for you and why was it so dreadful?


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 02:58 AM Edited by KD himan, 05 May 2014 - 02:58 AM.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 02:58 AM

Every single book is boring as hell, except the ones with bunch of hot women in it, either than that I wish I could burn every single book.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:01 AM

I can't remember the name, But I remember reading a book in 7th Grade that was boring as all hell to read.

8th grade we read The Outsiders...

 

 

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:02 AM

Every single book is boring as hell, except the ones with bunch of hot women in it, either than that I wish I could burn every single book.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:04 AM

Every single book is boring as hell, except the ones with bunch of hot women in it, either than that I wish I could burn every single book.

Man this guy's cool.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:04 AM

^ Wait a second............ Are those burning books or burning bodies ?


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:07 AM

I expect that I will garner some flack for the following selection of titles, but here goes and in no particular order:

 

*Lord of the Flies - William Golding

*To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

*The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

*Romeo & Juliet, as well as Macbeth - William Shakespeare - Actually, anything written by Shakespeare

*Picnic at Hanging Rock - Joan Lindsey

 

It's not so much that I think these titles are inherently boring or bad, but rather, I believe high school English classes have ruined them. At least, for me, they did.

 

Honourable mention to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I mean, I enjoyed reading them, but they are so incredibly dry and I couldn't in good faith recommend them to anyone.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:07 AM

^ Wait a second............ Are those burning books or burning bodies ?

I dunno, why don't you check a histo- oh nvm

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:13 AM

To add in my thought...

Tess of the d'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy

-Great social commentary...great story? no not at all. The ending was so anti climatic, the author focused 4 pages on a field rather than the death. The main character was so fake and unbelievable too. 

 

Jane Eyre....

-There was like no plot.... 


Every single book is boring as hell, except the ones with bunch of hot women in it, either than that I wish I could burn every single book.

 

I feel like Ray Bradbury would like a word with you...

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:15 AM


Every single book is boring as hell, except the ones with bunch of hot women in it, either than that I wish I could burn every single book.

 

I feel like Ray Bradbury would like a word with you...

Who's Ray Bradbury ? Is he famous or what.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:16 AM

 


Every single book is boring as hell, except the ones with bunch of hot women in it, either than that I wish I could burn every single book.

 

I feel like Ray Bradbury would like a word with you...

Who's Ray Bradbury ? Is he famous or what.

 

 

You could learn about who Ray Bradbury is in his biography, which just so happens to be a book.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:19 AM Edited by Audiophile, 05 May 2014 - 03:20 AM.

Romeo and Juliet. Mother of god, they made us read that book in grade 9 and then again in grade 10. To be fair, I had changed high schools but still...

 

The Outsiders was ok but that was back in grade 7 when I read often. 

 

Lord of the Flies.....hated it. 

 

1984. I found it tolerable near the end but it was hard to get into. 

 

Hamlet. Macbeth. 

 

Myriad of other books that I don't even remember at this point. 

 

Ray Bradbury....Fahrenheit 451

 

“There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.” 


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:19 AM

I expect that I will garner some flack for the following selection of titles, but here goes and in no particular order:

 

*Lord of the Flies - William Golding

*To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

*The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

*Romeo & Juliet, as well as Macbeth - William Shakespeare - Actually, anything written by Shakespeare

*Picnic at Hanging Rock - Joan Lindsey

 

It's not so much that I think these titles are inherently boring or bad, but rather, I believe high school English classes have ruined them. At least, for me, they did.

 

Honourable mention to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I mean, I enjoyed reading them, but they are so incredibly dry and I couldn't in good faith recommend them to anyone.

Lord of The Flies?

 

My my, That's a first, That book is incredible.

Ah, To each his own I guess, Right?

Hehe..


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:26 AM

 

Lord of The Flies?

 

My my, That's a first, That book is incredible.

Ah, To each his own I guess, Right?

Hehe..

 

 

You need to read the blurb following those particular choices to understand why it gets mentioned. I still think Lord of the Flies is a literary masterpiece regardless.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:28 AM

 

 

Lord of The Flies?

 

My my, That's a first, That book is incredible.

Ah, To each his own I guess, Right?

Hehe..

 

 

You need to read the blurb following those particular choices to understand why it gets mentioned. I still think Lord of the Flies is a literary masterpiece regardless.

 

Yeah, I know, I'm just surprised to see it on someones "undesirable" list..

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:28 AM

Atlas Shrugged. I don't even care about Rand's bullsh*t philosophy, the writing in this book is sh*t. 


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:30 AM

Every single book is boring as hell, except the ones with bunch of hot women in it, either than that I wish I could burn every single book.

 

Philistine.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:31 AM

 

 

Lord of The Flies?

 

My my, That's a first, That book is incredible.

Ah, To each his own I guess, Right?

Hehe..

 

 

You need to read the blurb following those particular choices to understand why it gets mentioned. I still think Lord of the Flies is a literary masterpiece regardless.

 

 

Pretty much. I think that had I not read it in a school setting, especially in the way that it was read i.e. people in the class reading paragraphs one by one....then I'd have enjoyed it a lot more. 

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:40 AM

The Scarlet Letter was a pile of feces.  

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the best piece of literature ever, with no competition.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:45 AM Edited by rawrsnar, 05 May 2014 - 03:46 AM.

Catcher in the Rye.

 

 

...Was a really good book that everyone seems to hate. But to be honest, as much as I enjoy reading sometimes I can never bring myself to read most the books our highschool wants us to read. I have no doubt that they are technically great, but I want to read what I want to read, not what they want me to.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:50 AM

The Odyssey or whatever with Odysseus. God that book was dreadful to read.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:51 AM

 

 

Lord of The Flies?

 

My my, That's a first, That book is incredible.

Ah, To each his own I guess, Right?

Hehe..

 

 

You need to read the blurb following those particular choices to understand why it gets mentioned. I still think Lord of the Flies is a literary masterpiece regardless.

 

Agreed, I loved that book.

 

If I had to pick one...I think maybe Grapes of Wrath, though I'm not sure if it was the book itself, or my English teacher that made it awful.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:55 AM

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:59 AM

Oliver Twist was pretty awful. I gave up less than halfway through. Oliver Twist is a poor orphan, he inspires disgust in the Victorian people, Oliver Twist is a poor orphan, he inspires disgust in the Victorian people, Oliver Twist discovers The Artful Dodger and Master Bates with him, Oliver Twist is a poor orphan, he inspires disgust in the Victorian people, Oliver Twist is a poor orphan, he inspires disgust in the Victorian people.

 

Worst book I read for school was Frankenstein. It's twelve pages of exposition, thirty pages of what would make a nice short story, and a hundred and fifty pages of whining.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:00 AM

I'd have to go with the dictionary.

 

The plot is terrible, it's just a series of basic descriptions that don't go anywhere.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:09 AM

The Notebook...

I never got what people saw in that overrated piece of sh*t.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:06 AM

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God, I hated that book. 
Also disliked The Great Gatsby and the Outsiders was pretty boring. 


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:10 AM

Anything Shakespeare. Sorry, but I just can't grasp onto the early modern English. We did watch Romeo and Juliet in 9th grade, though, and it had boobies.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:54 AM

I'd have to go with the dictionary.

 

The plot is terrible, it's just a series of basic descriptions that don't go anywhere.

Man, did your life gave meaning to you?

 

Well not to be off-topic, I think the book Twilight. Sorry, but I don't really give a f*ck about fantasy over love and reality etc. I just can't seem to enjoy it that much.





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