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The Anti-Rec Thread

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message 1: by Meg (new)

Meg (fictiontheory) | 14 comments Mod
I thought the group should have a thread in which they can recommend AGAINST a book if they thought it was really bad!

After all, not all books are good. So if you've got books that you think deserve a big ol' READER BEWARE, feel free to post about them here!


message 2: by Kim (new)

Kim | 3 comments Kraken, by China Mieville. I know some people are huge fans, but I swear I was three-quarters of the way through this still thinking, "Can it possibly continue to be this meandering and pointless?" One of the bad guys was a tattoo - really, a tattoo that took over the wearer's life by yelling obscenities whenever he went outside until he started doing what the tattoo wanted.

I finished it, but I'm still asking myself why I bothered.

Of course, Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson is one of my favorite books of all time, and so far everyone I've recommended it to has had the same impression of that book. YMMV!


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