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Old 21-12-2009, 16:22
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It's happened to all of us and it can be so irritating!

The one that sticks out for me is "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time". I just didn't "get it", thought the plot was a bit bland and that it was rather lazily written (even if it was from the POV of the autistic boy).

What about you?
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Old 21-12-2009, 16:26
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I was very disappointed with The Time Traveller's Wife.
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Old 21-12-2009, 16:47
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I was very disappointed with The Time Traveller's Wife.
:O Really? You're the first person I've spoken to who didn't like it
Was there anything particular?
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Old 21-12-2009, 16:58
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I was very disappointed with The Time Traveller's Wife.
So was I. I'd been recommended it by quite a few people and ended up hating it! I don't know how I managed to finish it.
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Old 21-12-2009, 17:01
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Even though I still enjoyed it, I was hyped up to believe King's 'Under the Dome' was as good as 'The Stand'. So I was a bit disappointed.
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Old 21-12-2009, 17:18
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I was very disappointed with The Time Traveller's Wife.
I know, same here.
So was I. I'd been recommended it by quite a few people and ended up hating it! I don't know how I managed to finish it.
I hated it, I couldnt bare to finish it !
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Old 21-12-2009, 17:23
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I was very disappointed with The Time Traveller's Wife.
Add me to that. Awful. Not as bad, though, as Chris Cleave's The Other Hand. Utterly dire
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Old 21-12-2009, 17:54
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

TBH, I felt it was badly translated, tedious in the extreme, and the Salander girl was a monumental cliche.

A few million others would disagree with me, but , IMO, it was just mno where near the hype.
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Old 21-12-2009, 18:05
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Sarah Waters - Fingersmith. I just felt that it could have been 200 pages shorter.
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Old 21-12-2009, 18:39
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I was very disappointed with The Time Traveller's Wife.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.TBH, I felt it was badly translated, tedious in the extreme, and the Salander girl was a monumental cliche.

A few million others would disagree with me, but , IMO, it was just mno where near the hype.
Oops Im just starting The Time Traveller's Wife and then going onto The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo once its available from library
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Old 21-12-2009, 18:58
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It's happened to all of us and it can be so irritating!

The one that sticks out for me is "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time". I just didn't "get it", thought the plot was a bit bland and that it was rather lazily written (even if it was from the POV of the autistic boy).

What about you?
I loved that book!!!!!


For me the Labyrinth by Kate Mosse (this ties in with the books you couldn't finish thread!) and The Memory Keeper's Daughter - which had a great plot in theory but failed to deliver.
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Old 21-12-2009, 18:59
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Oops Im just starting The Time Traveller's Wife and then going onto The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo once its available from library
Don't despair, the Time Treaveller's Wife seems to be one you either love or hate and I absolutely loved it!
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Old 22-12-2009, 10:55
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The Da Vinci Code, I thought it was ok but not as good I had been led to believe
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Old 22-12-2009, 11:37
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I actually liked Angels and Demons, and the Davinci Code, however I thought the Lost Symbol was tripe.

but the winner for me (I eagerly await the flames) was The Bible
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Old 22-12-2009, 12:01
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Phillip Pullman's "Northern Lights".

I was excpecting something approaching the level of Tolkien but didn't get it.

Haven't read the 2nd and 3rd parts yet - may do one day.
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Old 22-12-2009, 14:40
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

TBH, I felt it was badly translated, tedious in the extreme, and the Salander girl was a monumental cliche.

A few million others would disagree with me, but , IMO, it was just mno where near the hype.
Yes, the translation is very poor and the main female character cliched in the extreme, I quite agree.

Also disliked The Time Traveller's Wife.
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Old 22-12-2009, 15:05
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Twilight. It was at the front of every bookstore and other people my age were going mad about it. I heard it was meant to be "the new Harry Potter" and as I love the Harry Potter series I decieded to read it. After reading it, I have no idea how it became as popular as it is. The relationship between Edward and Bella is strange and unpleasant. He watches her sleep for crying out loud! Complete and utter sh*t.
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Old 22-12-2009, 15:13
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I found The Lovely Bones to be incredibly dull, and also Life of Pi.

I really liked the Time Traveller's Wife! Well, once I got my head around the anachronism and stopped drinking whilst reading in the evenings.
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Old 22-12-2009, 18:22
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

TBH, I felt it was badly translated, tedious in the extreme, and the Salander girl was a monumental cliche.

A few million others would disagree with me, but , IMO, it was just mno where near the hype.
I do like these books, but agree the translation is appalling.
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Old 22-12-2009, 22:46
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It's happened to all of us and it can be so irritating!

The one that sticks out for me is "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time". I just didn't "get it", thought the plot was a bit bland and that it was rather lazily written (even if it was from the POV of the autistic boy).

What about you?
When i saw the thread title that book instantly came to mind, as well as the last Harry Potter book
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Old 23-12-2009, 10:10
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy was a big let down for me. Just very, very vague.

Also, can't remember the novelist, but The Life of Pi did nothing for me. It won a load of accolades, won Booker, but i didn't care for it.
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Old 23-12-2009, 10:22
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I am reading the girl with the red dragon tattoo at the moment and not loving it.

Hated Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
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Old 23-12-2009, 11:01
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The Time Traveller's Wife

Interview with the Vampire and Tale of the Body Thief (I did like Pandora, but disliking two out of three books made me conclude that I shouldn't read Anne Rice's material unless I have no other choice. At least her vampire books.)
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Old 23-12-2009, 16:49
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Pies and Prejudice by Stuart Maconie.

Self-satisfied, pedantic, professional northerner piffle that proved too annoying to finish.
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Old 23-12-2009, 20:42
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Phillip Pullman's "Northern Lights".

I was excpecting something approaching the level of Tolkien but didn't get it.

Haven't read the 2nd and 3rd parts yet - may do one day.
The first part is the best of the three.
Although I'm not a fan of Tolkein either.

To answer the OP, I hated Wuthering Heights.
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