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(last edited Aug 20, 2012 03:53PM)
Aug 20, 2012 03:52PM
Meh, nothing wrong with an angry review, especially when you give strong reasons.
I had this one on my "to-read" shelf, and I have no idea why, since I don't have it. Anyway, once I started seeing your comments, I was like "Umm, no way" and just deleted it. No sense letting anyone get an inflated idea of the importance of this book by adding to a bookshelf unless I actually have it, yaknowhutImean?
Is this one going in the bog of eternal stench, then?
Aug 20, 2012 04:13PM
What a bummer. I'm always super-sad when I find out that a book I applied for deserves to be shot out of a cannon into the sun.
Sorry this one didn't work out for you. :(
Aug 20, 2012 04:50PM
Wow, I am so glad that I never tried to read this book. I really struggle when reading classics with racist language, and they at least have the excuse of having been written in a different era. I have no desire to read contemporary novels with that bs. Homophobia and sexism also piss me off. They almost always cause a book to be sent right to my DNF shelf (I might try to struggle through if it is a classic, and it's only a minor element).
Aug 20, 2012 05:32PM
Katy wrote: "Meh, nothing wrong with an angry review, especially when you give strong reasons.
I had this one on my "to-read" shelf, and I have no idea why, since I don't have it. Anyway, once I started see..."
Katy, it's not worthy of that shelf. Mostly that shelf is for authors that behave badly or books so bad that make me see red.
This one was just irritating with its derogatory comments.
Pika, I seriously wonder if Net Galley is going to cut me off. I have read only one book from them that I have liked. I think I have another two winners but so far my reviews have been poor.
Anne, yeah then skip this one. The only reason I skimmed to the end on this one was cause I was stuck at work with nothing to do. I ended up leaving in a bad mood cause the book sucked so much, I probably should have just given up.
Aug 20, 2012 05:39PM
I'm sure they won't cut you off! I've given out a lot of one-star reviews on the books I've won and I still win... really, they give you the books with the expectation of a fair review, so the purpose of the thing is defeated if they punish the people who do just that.
Aug 20, 2012 05:53PM
Oh good cause I love reading them and it's fun to review them.
That is after I get done staring at the screen trying to figure out how to start.
That gets me every time.
Aug 29, 2012 09:39AM
My to read shelf just got one book lighter. I guess that's a good thing.
Feb 22, 2013 06:03AM
I haven't read the book so I'm curious what in particular about hte boy bothered you so much. Is it that he had ugly thoughts or was he just unrelatable and unlikable (others have said he seemed spineless and passive). Also, calling any teenage boy "perverted" is pretty harsh-they are still maturing and developing, you know.
Feb 22, 2013 06:28AM
Jon, I really can't remember much of this book, I just remember not liking it.
I can't remember what made me feel the main character was perverted, and I totally disagree with you in teenagers being exempt from being perverts.
May 08, 2013 07:16AM
Thanks Elspeth, you answered my question (with the second sentence).
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