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A Tale of Two Cities
3.76
A Tale of Two Cities holds the dubious honor of being the first book I ever picked up and failed to finish. The very first.

From there, it's all gone d...more
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Feb 16, 2010
 
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
3.69
This is a New York Times best-seller? Granted, you can go down an entire shelf of the fiction books at Barnes n Nobles and have every single one be a...more
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Jan 25, 2010
 
Beloved
3.71
Just, ah, terminated Beloved by Toni Morrison and oh how I was disappointed by it.

Now I am faced with the daunting task of writing a negative review f...more
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Jan 30, 2013
 
Blackout
3.82
I can't do it anymore. I made it to page 250, but I can't read another page. I just can't do it - I refuse to subject myself to its badness anymore. W...more
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Oct 21, 2012
 
Against a Dark Background
4.04
I think another reviewer said it best (gah, I want to use the correct "write it best" but it just doesn't work!) when they wrote this book is ideas ov...more
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Nov 27, 2009
 
Light in August
3.91
Another reviewer said it best when they described Faulkner's writing as brown. I prefer "muddy."

What happens when you combine every beautiful color? Y...more
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Feb 16, 2010
 
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
3.74
Failed to finish some time ago. Bored out of mind.

It reminds me of a Family Guy skit about British porn. A man and a woman are sitting there drinking...more
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Jan 12, 2009
 
The Atrocity Exhibition
3.85
This book is often hailed as an experimental novel. That, alone, should have alerted me to the fact that it sucks.

Experimental? What is this, some for...more
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Aug 19, 2011
 
Sons and Lovers
3.56
I hate books in which the narrator whines.

INCESSANT UNENDING WHINING. Sweet lord. Man up.
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Aug 19, 2011
 
Walden
3.77
Contains a shopping list.

Failure.

Thoreau's mentor Emerson is a hundred times the writer.
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Feb 16, 2010
 
Halo: The Flood
3.64
You can read this, or you could play Halo.

This book is, basically, a blow by blow account of the game Halo.

Halo, although the first truly successful c...more
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Mar 31, 2010
 
The Elementary Particles
3.77
Simply too sexually grotesque. At about 80% mark, I put it down because I wasn't gaining anything of worth in my life by reading it.

I'm sure that a lo...more
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Oct 20, 2008
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.56
Awful! Someone suggested to me that this could be the next Harry Potter, but it's not even close. It reads like a romance novel for teenage girls. Wor...more
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Oct 20, 2008
 
Black Water
3.51
Awful. Poorly written. Nothing happens. No conflict. Unnecessary repetition of passages and scenes.

Maybe has meaning if you were alive for the histori...more
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Oct 20, 2008
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