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Posted 08 May 2014 - 04:20 PM

The Bible
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Posted 08 May 2014 - 05:44 PM

Tested my attention.

 

20,000 leagues under the sea.

 

And the Circle by Dave Eggar, dense and a very dull experience.


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 05:47 PM

Naked Lunch is not interesting.

Lol okay bro.


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 06:07 PM

The 2011 official NEC (National Electric Code) book.

 

I'm currently in school to be an electrician, but holy sh*t is the NEC boring. I could bore people to death reciting code articles from it.


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 06:15 PM

Someone once told me they found Thompson's books boring, I mean what do you even say to that, apart from every swear that comes off the top of your head?
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Posted 08 May 2014 - 08:18 PM

Someone once told me they found Thompson's books boring, I mean what do you even say to that, apart from every swear that comes off the top of your head?


I ... that's ... yeah, I'm not even sure of what to say to that. There are a great many things that Thompson's books were; boring was not one of them.

Also, on the subject of required school reads being boring - I guess I never got that. I enjoyed analysing the text, for the most part; if I'd gone to university, I would have studied English/American Literature. A lot of the books we studied wouldn't have been ones I'd necessarily picked to read myself, but I didn't finish them feeling as though I never wanted to read another word by those authors again.
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Posted 08 May 2014 - 08:19 PM

Yeah and someone said that Naked Lunch was boring lol.

 

Crazy.


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 08:28 PM

Yeah and someone said that Naked Lunch was boring lol.
 
Crazy.


If someone who was a fan of Bukowski's work would say that then I'd provide them with enough lead to take them inside Chernobyl.
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Posted 08 May 2014 - 08:31 PM

I found a A Separate Peace pretty boring. Of all the relevant books we could have read in 9th grade my teacher had to choose A Separate f*cking Peace. 


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 10:48 PM Edited by Joe Chip, 08 May 2014 - 10:49 PM.

 

Naked Lunch is not interesting.

Lol okay bro.

 

I haven't read the whole thing, just the first few chapters, so maybe there's a really neat part that I missed out on that makes everyone love the book, but I couldn't stick with it from what I'd read. It's unique, but not very fun to read in the way it's written.

 

It's like trying to decipher time cube or that guy who went on that rant full of anti-semitic and racist words that doesn't actually make sense. I guess some people are into that, but not me. This thread asked for opinions anyway, jerk. :p


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 11:24 PM Edited by JeffreyDahmer, 08 May 2014 - 11:25 PM.

Ten Little ni**ers - agatha christie bored me to death 


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 06:17 PM

Twilight. Nuff said.

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 06:42 PM

Anything from Shakespeare. It is awful to read and no matter how deep the story is it won't make those books great if you read 40 pages and you have no idea what's going on.


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:20 AM

Anything from Shakespeare. It is awful to read and no matter how deep the story is it won't make those books great if you read 40 pages and you have no idea what's going on.

If you ever happen to need/want to read Shakespeare in the future get a version with notes or something. If the notes don't make everything clear make your own notes and pause when you need to to take in what's going on. Barnes and Noble publishes really good versions of Shakespeare that have incredibly helpful notes right on the same page. :)


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 05:37 AM Edited by lil weasel, 16 May 2014 - 05:38 AM.

The writings of J. R. R. Tolkien & Shakespeare. I've read Shakspear never signed his name the same way twice (?)

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 05:59 AM Edited by Adler, 16 May 2014 - 06:01 AM.

The Bible

sh*t, I actually like the Bible. Old Testament, that is. New Testament isn't really interesting except for Revelations. Too bad they didn't include Jesus' Babby Adventures in the canon. Brings more depth into his character.
 

Twilight. Nuff said.

You actually read Twilight? I f*ckin didn't lol.
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:34 AM

The writings of J. R. R. Tolkien & Shakespeare. I've read Shakspear never signed his name the same way twice (?)


I'm curious, what are your favorite authors and books?

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#108

Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:07 AM

One curious question to the O.P:

 

Why are you reading a book which is boring for you?


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 01:17 PM

I'm curious, what are your favorite authors and books?

Just a few:

Most pre-60s sci-fic
Poul Anderson (Time Patrol series)
Isaac Asimov (Robot series, Foundation series)
Edgar Rice Burroughs (John Carter of Mars series)
John W. Campbell
C. J. Cherryh
Agatha Christie
Arthur C. Clarke
Michael Crichton
L. Sprague de Camp
Stephen R. Donaldson
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (S. Holmes series, Lost World)
C. S. Forester (Hornblower)
Robert Jordan (Wheel of Time)
‘Ellery Queen’
Terry Pratchett (Disc World)
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 01:23 PM Edited by pokemon4ever, 16 May 2014 - 01:23 PM.

Some of the sh*t in high school was pretty boring, like Jane Eyre and The Scarlett Letter. The Grapes of Wrath was another one, although I did enjoy the book by the end but it was still a boring read.





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