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    The title includes, but is not limited to;
    1) Books that you didn't finish2) Books that you promised to try and read but gave up the 2nd/3rd time3) Books that left you stone cold for the author4) Books that made you roll your eyes to at the end of it.

    For me it had to be 3 and 4 to The Catcher in the Rye. Like just typing it I sighed out of remembrance for what a crap novel it is. I put myself through hell reading that book!

    What's your most regretted book?
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    The Bible.

    Waste of time really. I mean, it's quite nice to remember certain historic passages and see how they influenced Catholic thought and such but meh. That took a ****ing long ass time.
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    50 shades..

    Honestly Wtf...some high author. I read the blurb and bought the book thinking its a murder mystery book..

    Read 7 chapters..
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    I have tried so hard to get to grips with Jean-Jacques Rousseau. His actual theory is fascinating and I can summarise it, but the Social Contract and the Discourses are texts that are written in such a way that they were frustrating to read. The Discourse on the Origin of Inequality is totally inaccessible for those getting into political philosophy. I respect that his texts are over 150 years old, however I haven't had the same problem with similar thinkers of the age.

    SO- I would always suggest having a summary text alongside you upon embarking on any philosophical text that was written before the 1800s
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    Any thing by John green. I attempted to read two of his books a few years ago bc his books were really popular at the time but honestly they're so dull. I read the fault in our stars, the ending was predictable and although a unique story I felt as if the characters were written in a way that they weren't believable. I also attempted paper towns and after a few chapters I think I was like what Is this crap, so I stopped reading.
    Another book, again in the young adult category was that book that was again quite popular a few years back, we were liars. The main charactaer was so irritating, she just came across as such an ugrateful brat. The ending was a surprise and unexpected tho.
    Can't think of anymore atm even though I know there's more I can list, most of them seem to be YA fiction that's really hyped up.
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    Gödel, Escher, Bach. Don't get me wrong, it's an amazing book, but I was forcing myself to read it because of a maths teacher's suggestion and I wanted the prestige associated with finishing it. I did end up completing the book, but I felt as though I rushed through, and that I didn't get anything out of it.
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    (Original post by The Empire Odyssey)
    (...) *For me it had to be 3 and 4 to The Catcher in the Rye. Like just typing it I sighed out of remembrance for what a crap novel it is. I put myself through hell reading that book!

    What's your most regretted book?
    I admit that Catcher in the Rye is a matter of taste, especially the many curses in it. Personally the story and the style of writing were not the best what I have read before and after that, but in total it is all right.

    *The books which I have read so far were not regretteble.
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    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

    I gave it a decent bash. Got about halfway through (a painful 600 of 1200 pages with stupidly small font.) However, it devolved into longwinded monotony incredibly fast. Sometimes the writing was quite engaging, though even then the spectre of Rand's philosophy was constantly apparent in the background - not really scaring you, but making enough spooky noises to irritate and kinda creep you out.
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    ANYTHING by James Joyce. Dubliners I could stand, A Portrait is just so whiny, and Ulysses I couldn't finish - it defeated me. I understand that he's really important in terms of modernism and very influential but he's such a crybaby :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by ETbuymilkandeggs)
    Gödel, Escher, Bach. Don't get me wrong, it's an amazing book, but I was forcing myself to read it because of a maths teacher's suggestion and I wanted the prestige associated with finishing it. I did end up completing the book, but I felt as though I rushed through, and that I didn't get anything out of it.
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    I'd say Catcher in the Rye as well. I just found it really boring & couldn't get into the story. I was pretty disappointed, given the reputation of the book.
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    Oi TheDefiniteArticle
    yeah, took me about 2 months to get through it at a comfortable pace
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    50 shades
    too repetative
    soft porn - its supposed to b hardcore
    same use of language throughout, even the same words constantly

    im 3/4 through the second one and im trying to motivate myself to finish reading the thing!
    i have to finish all 3 before i move on else il be really uneasy about it.
    i hav to finish one thing before moving on else i cant concentrate and itl weigh on my mind till i finish it
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    (Original post by Alesha1991)
    I'd say Catcher in the Rye as well. I just found it really boring & couldn't get into the story. I was pretty disappointed, given the reputation of the book.
    In comparison to another novels - and all the more to more modern ones -, I admit there are better storylines. But I would not say it was boring.
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    The twilight sequel. They just became more dire as the books went on
 
 
 
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