Go Back   Android Forums > Android Community > The Lounge > Literature

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

Like Tree21Likes

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old November 15th, 2010, 09:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Chidori602's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 229
 
Device(s): HTC Magic 3.5mm rooted 2.2, CR48, HTC EVO 3D
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 27
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default Worst book you've ever read

What is the worst book you've read or worst piece of literature?

For me it has to be the metamorphosis. I just didn't like the beginning or end. Its kind of stupid when the main character dies, and how he magically turned into a vermin.

__________________
Everything Naruto
Chidori602 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old November 16th, 2010, 07:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
Jolly Bounty Hunter
 
NightAngel79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Northern Ky
Gender: Male
Posts: 21,317
 
Device(s): HTC OneMax; Note 10.1; DROID DNA (retired);Transformer Prime(daughter); Rezound(retired); Droid In
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 13,504
Thanked 6,328 Times in 3,873 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to NightAngel79
Default

Hmmm good question... i have authors i can't stand but can't really think of any 1 book i really just hate... Maybe The Return of the King.... Mordor was destroyed like 150 pages in and the book was 400+ or so... one of the only books i started and never finished
NightAngel79 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old November 17th, 2010, 02:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Napalm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 576
 
Device(s): Razr Maxx. Droid 4, Droid X, Droid 2 Global
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 18
Thanked 33 Times in 33 Posts
Default

WOW, great question. I think I must block the bad books from my memory, I'm sure I don't finish them.

Maybe Anna Korenina (SP?) by Leo Tolstoy (again, SP?). 6 pages to describe a coffee table in a room of a palace, really. Apparently you need to be an opium addict like the author.
Napalm is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 17th, 2010, 02:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
Gun for Hire
 
NYCHitman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,238
 
Device(s): Nexus 5
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 1,400
Thanked 1,436 Times in 976 Posts
Default

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
__________________
I talk to corporate like a BAWSS!

DEVICE ► Nexus 5 / Nexus 7
ROM ► Dirty Unicorns
KERNEL ► Franco / Glitch
NYCHitman1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 17th, 2010, 05:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
gallandof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: south of boston
Posts: 1,927
 
Device(s): Droid x CM7, droid 1 CM7, Dinc 2, Droid Razr rooted debloated, Galaxy Nexus rooted&unlocked, xoom, d
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 161
Thanked 335 Times in 214 Posts
michael.cristoferi@gmail
Default

Twilight series, Eragon series. those two books annoyed me to no end, wether its the poor writing style, cliche subjects, or the overuse and destruction of popular stereotypes. Twilight took a great theme for novels and abosultely destroyed them. Ann Rice needs to go smack a bitch :P Eragon was just as bad. I do give the authors credit for creating succesful franchises at such a young age especially in a field that isnt as popular as it used to be(no one reads as much anymore everyone is all into movies and TV)

another really bad book was the sword of shannara by Terry Brooks, I love all his other stories, but his original Sword sucked, it was a complete rip of LOTR and didnt bring anything new. although I love his newer books and series.


Quote:
Originally Posted by NightAngel79 View Post
Hmmm good question... i have authors i can't stand but can't really think of any 1 book i really just hate... Maybe The Return of the King.... Mordor was destroyed like 150 pages in and the book was 400+ or so... one of the only books i started and never finished
oddly enough Return of the king was the best movie of the 3
gallandof is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to gallandof For This Useful Post:
9to5cynic (April 6th, 2012)
Old November 17th, 2010, 07:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
SlowRain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: a Canadian expat in Taiwan
Gender: Male
Posts: 151
 
Device(s): HTC Incredible S, Asus Transformer Infinity, 2013 Nexus 7
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 27
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Assumed Identity by David Morrell
The Jedi Academy Trilogy by Kevin J. Anderson
Prey by Michael Crichton
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
SlowRain is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 18th, 2010, 06:21 AM   #7 (permalink)
Jolly Bounty Hunter
 
NightAngel79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Northern Ky
Gender: Male
Posts: 21,317
 
Device(s): HTC OneMax; Note 10.1; DROID DNA (retired);Transformer Prime(daughter); Rezound(retired); Droid In
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 13,504
Thanked 6,328 Times in 3,873 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to NightAngel79
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gallandof View Post
Twilight series, Eragon series. those two books annoyed me to no end, wether its the poor writing style, cliche subjects, or the overuse and destruction of popular stereotypes. Twilight took a great theme for novels and abosultely destroyed them. Ann Rice needs to go smack a bitch :P Eragon was just as bad. I do give the authors credit for creating succesful franchises at such a young age especially in a field that isnt as popular as it used to be(no one reads as much anymore everyone is all into movies and TV)

another really bad book was the sword of shannara by Terry Brooks, I love all his other stories, but his original Sword sucked, it was a complete rip of LOTR and didnt bring anything new. although I love his newer books and series.



oddly enough Return of the king was the best movie of the 3
I ranted about shanara series in author rant thread but don't remember specific book... probably the same one you are referring to. Also i love return of the king(the movie) but book i couldn't finish
Quote:
Originally Posted by SlowRain View Post
Assumed Identity by David Morrell
The Jedi Academy Trilogy by Kevin J. Anderson
Prey by Michael Crichton
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
Jedi Academy Trilogy?? Really? While that wasn't one of the best TEU books I personally wouldn't put it on this list. Thats just me of course, what about you hate??
NightAngel79 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old November 18th, 2010, 06:48 AM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
SlowRain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: a Canadian expat in Taiwan
Gender: Male
Posts: 151
 
Device(s): HTC Incredible S, Asus Transformer Infinity, 2013 Nexus 7
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 27
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NightAngel79 View Post
Jedi Academy Trilogy?? Really? While that wasn't one of the best TEU books I personally wouldn't put it on this list. Thats just me of course, what about you hate??
I put it there for Anderson's complete inability to develop motive, understand a character, create a mature setting, carry the flow of a novel, use intelligent language, or plot an engaging story. I realize this sounds harsh and insulting, but I read it when I was in high school and passed it off as tripe even back then. For a decent Star Wars story, look no further than Timothy Zahn's original trilogy.
SlowRain is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 18th, 2010, 06:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
Jolly Bounty Hunter
 
NightAngel79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Northern Ky
Gender: Male
Posts: 21,317
 
Device(s): HTC OneMax; Note 10.1; DROID DNA (retired);Transformer Prime(daughter); Rezound(retired); Droid In
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 13,504
Thanked 6,328 Times in 3,873 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to NightAngel79
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SlowRain View Post
I put it there for Anderson's complete inability to develop motive, understand a character, create a mature setting, carry the flow of a novel, use intelligent language, or plot an engaging story. I realize this sounds harsh and insulting, but I read it when I was in high school and passed it off as tripe even back then. For a decent Star Wars story, look no further than Timothy Zahn's original trilogy.
I agree no one does it as good as Zahn, but i still enjoyed JA. I feel that a couple of the stand alone ones were the worst... Dark Saber for one (the one with the eye of palpatine in it)... hmm that might of been children of the jedi... either way I'm not as critical of JA but will agree that is one of the worst multi book series in TEU
NightAngel79 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old November 19th, 2010, 02:04 AM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Btros's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 593
 
Device(s): DroidX (me), Droid2 (wife)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 53
Thanked 90 Times in 69 Posts
Default

The worst book I can remember reading is Without Remorse by Tom Clancy. Just ridiculous.
Btros is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old November 19th, 2010, 07:28 AM   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
SlowRain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: a Canadian expat in Taiwan
Gender: Male
Posts: 151
 
Device(s): HTC Incredible S, Asus Transformer Infinity, 2013 Nexus 7
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 27
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Btros View Post
The worst book I can remember reading is Without Remorse by Tom Clancy. Just ridiculous.
Agreed, yet there are some who list it as their favorite Tom Clancy novel. I felt it was basically a guy who does action quite well trying to pull a tear out of some guys, and maybe appeal to some women. I think it was a poor fit, kind of like casting Jason Stratham (sp?) as Newland Archer.
SlowRain is offline  
Last edited by SlowRain; November 21st, 2010 at 09:17 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old November 20th, 2010, 04:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 21
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

The worst book I ever read is Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontė. I was forced to read this horrible book (I apologize if I've insulted anybody by this statement) by my literature teacher in high school as part of our literature class. Otherwise I would never have agreed to read this book beyond the first page.
flowers4u is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 20th, 2010, 04:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
Member
 
Darkwarrior006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 211
 
Device(s): My Touch 4g
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 18
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Ethan Frome, had to read it in high school. Its depressing and had no point.
Darkwarrior006 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 22nd, 2010, 09:39 AM   #14 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Napalm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 576
 
Device(s): Razr Maxx. Droid 4, Droid X, Droid 2 Global
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 18
Thanked 33 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Eragon series is just a re-wording of the StarWars series. I mean you have a blond haired blue eyed orphan that is supposed the be the baddest MF'er in the realm.

Sorry just couldn't get past the first book. Not the worst thing I have ever read by far though.

For example, The Moses Stone by James Becker. Pretty useless and un-engaging. Still not the worst book I ever read.

maybe Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. Granted again, I probably hated it due the requirement to read. I sure didn't pick it for fun.
Napalm is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 22nd, 2010, 09:55 AM   #15 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The Stranger by Albert Camus - Reason: I didn't particularly enjoy reading half developed thoughts (even if their briefness was to create a sense of apathy) and after reading all the emotionless inner thinking of the main character (there was little actual dialog) it all ends in his martyrdom to glorify his undertones of atheism. Most pointless book I've ever read.
iCE.v2 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 5th, 2011, 08:53 PM   #16 (permalink)
Member
 
Remordere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pampanga, Philippines
Posts: 426
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 74 Times in 40 Posts
Default

Twilight. I actually bought it when it wasn't even popular, I love vampire stories so I might give it a try.

Gah, worst book ever. Flat characters and very fan-fictiony. I hate Mary Sues.
Remordere is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 5th, 2011, 09:45 PM   #17 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Agape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: In your computer, eatin' yer cookies.
Gender: Female
Posts: 35
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S III
Carrier: Telus

Thanks: 11
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
carm.ely1872@gmail.com
Default

I was given Twilight as a christmas gift and I read them and they have sat on my bookshelf since. I hated it... it was the most poorly written piece of trash I've ever had the misfortune of reading and women love them. And the movies-- Robert Pattinson reminds me of a lemur with the squints. And Kristin Stewart or whatever her name is, is a troll and I've seen better emotional acting from my goldfish.

Eragon series is proof of what happens when mummy and daddy have connections in the writing world and hurdle over the heads of editors who are worth their salt. Because whoever edited or even told the kid that this was a good idea should have had his head checked.

And to add to those, the Anita Blake series past book 9. This is proof what happens when the author has a midlife, identity or whatever type of crises, in the middle of the series. It starts out as an amazing concept and then just gets progressively worse from there.
Agape is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2011, 12:38 PM   #18 (permalink)
Jolly Bounty Hunter
 
NightAngel79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Northern Ky
Gender: Male
Posts: 21,317
 
Device(s): HTC OneMax; Note 10.1; DROID DNA (retired);Transformer Prime(daughter); Rezound(retired); Droid In
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 13,504
Thanked 6,328 Times in 3,873 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to NightAngel79
Default

I am forced to mention the last book of 'The Dreamers'
I enjoyed the series but the way it ended was.... BUNK!!!
Was SOOOOO disappointed with the way the story wrapped up
NightAngel79 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2011, 07:31 PM   #19 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Borat38's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 47
 
Device(s): HTC Desire A8181
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 16
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I absolutely detested The Rule of Four--written by Ian Caldwell & his boyfriend Dustin Thomason (two college punks who think they can write)

Was tricked into buying it by the promising prologue: a Renaissance setting, a messenger delivering a message in the dead of night, and getting killed because he had peeked at the scroll, a mysterious text that emerges and reemerges throughout history. Then fast forward to the present—where the real garbage heap of cliches, dumb plot carriages and inane language barely manage to slog the reader from one dead chapter to the next.

That it made the New York times bestseller list is depressingly laughable, and that Warner Bros. picked up the film rights to it makes the entire situation even more laughable.
Borat38 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2011, 09:54 PM   #20 (permalink)
Member
 
SlowRain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: a Canadian expat in Taiwan
Gender: Male
Posts: 151
 
Device(s): HTC Incredible S, Asus Transformer Infinity, 2013 Nexus 7
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 27
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Borat38 View Post
That it made the New York times bestseller list is depressingly laughable, and that Warner Bros. picked up the film rights to it makes the entire situation even more laughable.
Actually, since about 1990 this should be a given. The 1980s seems to be the last decade where the majority of people were discerning readers.
SlowRain is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old January 8th, 2011, 05:35 AM   #21 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 3
 
Device(s): Samsung Vibrant
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

In the Woods by Tana French. It was one of those books that lived in the bathroom for a while. I read it while on the crapper and it really belongs in the crapper.
LousyNoGood is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 11th, 2011, 09:51 PM   #22 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Borat38's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 47
 
Device(s): HTC Desire A8181
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 16
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Couldn't agree more

Quote:
Originally Posted by SlowRain View Post
Actually, since about 1990 this should be a given. The 1980s seems to be the last decade where the majority of people were discerning readers.
If this were the 1980s, Stephenie Meyer wouldn't even have made it past an acquisitions editor's desk.
Borat38 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 20th, 2011, 06:11 PM   #23 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Napalm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 576
 
Device(s): Razr Maxx. Droid 4, Droid X, Droid 2 Global
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 18
Thanked 33 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SlowRain View Post
Actually, since about 1990 this should be a given. The 1980s seems to be the last decade where the majority of people were discerning readers.
I thought it was just me. Very few good reads since about 94
Napalm is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 18th, 2011, 07:09 PM   #24 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 9
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

"The Ruins" by Scott Smith was by far the worst book I have ever read in my adult life.
poneeboy53 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 19th, 2011, 04:10 PM   #25 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Waukesha, WI
Posts: 144
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 20 Times in 17 Posts
Default

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. We called it As I Die Reading when we were forced to read that drivel. Thanks Duane! Kinda like seeing grandma naked, you just can't un-see it.
tfek70 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 19th, 2011, 07:04 PM   #26 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Sak01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 937
 
Device(s): Nexus 4, HTC Desire
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 186
Thanked 148 Times in 115 Posts
Default

The Bourne Betrayal by Eric Van Lustbader. Awful.

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. Wit overkill.
Sak01 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 23rd, 2011, 02:02 AM   #27 (permalink)
Member
 
Rooferkev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: England
Gender: Male
Posts: 245
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Ace and Iphone 3gs
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 11
Thanked 27 Times in 23 Posts
Default

Catch 22
Rooferkev is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 10th, 2011, 04:14 PM   #28 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Peter D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Tintinhull, Somerset, UK
Posts: 18
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus, Samsung Tab 2 7.0
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.

Although I know quite a few people who vehemently disagree with me.
Peter D is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 14th, 2011, 09:06 PM   #29 (permalink)
Member
 
ScottColbert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 159
 
Device(s): LG Optimus F3
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 10
Thanked 38 Times in 24 Posts
Default

If a book doesn't grab me in the first chapter or so, I don't finish it. This saves me time and the pain of reading a bad book.
Seanette likes this.
ScottColbert is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ScottColbert For This Useful Post:
Android26 (May 6th, 2013)
Old May 15th, 2011, 12:46 AM   #30 (permalink)
Member
 
Rooferkev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: England
Gender: Male
Posts: 245
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Ace and Iphone 3gs
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 11
Thanked 27 Times in 23 Posts
Default

.....and very good ones that start slowly
Rooferkev is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Rooferkev For This Useful Post:
Android26 (May 6th, 2013)
sponsored links
Old May 15th, 2011, 10:51 PM   #31 (permalink)
Member
 
ScottColbert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 159
 
Device(s): LG Optimus F3
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 10
Thanked 38 Times in 24 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rooferkev View Post
.....and very good ones that start slowly
If a book starts slowly it's not good.
Seanette likes this.
ScottColbert is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 16th, 2011, 12:38 AM   #32 (permalink)
Member
 
Rooferkev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: England
Gender: Male
Posts: 245
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Ace and Iphone 3gs
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 11
Thanked 27 Times in 23 Posts
Default

yes it is, it just starts slowly
Rooferkev is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Rooferkev For This Useful Post:
NightAngel79 (May 16th, 2011)
Old May 16th, 2011, 12:52 AM   #33 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ToastPwnz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 522
 
Device(s): HTC Droid Eris (retired), Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus, HP Touchpad
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 51
Thanked 74 Times in 69 Posts
Default

I assume I'll get a bit of "hate" (not the best word) for this, but oh well.

The worst book I've ever read has to be The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I absolutely dreaded reading that book. The autobiography, or something close to one, that I read after it (The Glass Castle) was amazing in my eyes compared to Huck Finn.
ToastPwnz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 16th, 2011, 12:34 PM   #34 (permalink)
Member
 
ScottColbert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 159
 
Device(s): LG Optimus F3
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 10
Thanked 38 Times in 24 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rooferkev View Post
yes it is, it just starts slowly
Matter of opinion I suppose. As a writer and publisher, if a book fails to capture my interest, it's not worth investing my time. A book's plot can develop slowly and still be interesting. John Irving's work comes to mind, in that respect. However a book that starts slowly without keeping me engaged is simply a bad book to me.
Seanette likes this.
ScottColbert is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 21st, 2011, 10:31 PM   #35 (permalink)
Gun for Hire
 
NYCHitman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,238
 
Device(s): Nexus 5
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 1,400
Thanked 1,436 Times in 976 Posts
Default

Anything Harry Potter
NYCHitman1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2011, 06:44 PM   #36 (permalink)
Member
 
DoAndroidDream?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 229
 
Device(s): Motorola Droid, HTC Droid Incredible 2, Samsung Galaxy S3, Nook Color w/ Phiremod v6.3, Nook HD+
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 73
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Default

Some Dungeons & Dragons novels. Truly horrendous stuff.

The first Wheel of Time novel. Same as above.

Pretty much any large multi-volume modern fantasy series that I have ever attempted.
DoAndroidDream? is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 17th, 2011, 10:24 AM   #37 (permalink)
Trouble Just Finds Me!
 
BabyBlues's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Jersey - born & bred
Gender: Female
Posts: 13,126
 
Device(s): VZW Galaxy Nexus - rooted - Shiny ROM
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 10,842
Thanked 11,671 Times in 5,893 Posts
CowgirlKL25
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by flowers4u View Post
The worst book I ever read is Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontė. I was forced to read this horrible book (I apologize if I've insulted anybody by this statement) by my literature teacher in high school as part of our literature class. Otherwise I would never have agreed to read this book beyond the first page.
On that note Tess of the D'urbervilles by Thomas Hardy was horrendous. I had to read it in high school and it's the only book I remember having to read that was painful to get through. Sorry if anyone is a fan.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottColbert View Post
Matter of opinion I suppose. As a writer and publisher, if a book fails to capture my interest, it's not worth investing my time. A book's plot can develop slowly and still be interesting. John Irving's work comes to mind, in that respect. However a book that starts slowly without keeping me engaged is simply a bad book to me.
I have to agree - if it can't get my attention in the first chapter or two then there's almost no chance I'm going to finish it.
__________________
Did someone help you? Click
Rude or abusive posts, spam or threads that need staff attention, click
BabyBlues is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 18th, 2011, 11:02 AM   #38 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 513
 
Device(s): HTC Sensation 4G
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 29
Thanked 91 Times in 60 Posts
Default

Wicked. My wife and I were going to see the play with a couple of friend and figured we should take the same approach we do with movies based on books: read them first so we aren't lost because of stuff cut out due to editing. We got the audio book to listen to on a longer road trip we were going on.

Holy crap what a steaming pile of bizarre idiocy that was. Imagine some nut job political activist reading the Wizard of Oz, then taking a really bad acid trip.

On the other hand the play was absolutely brilliant and I highly recommend it...
Tangent is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Tangent For This Useful Post:
DoAndroidDream? (June 19th, 2011)
Old June 18th, 2011, 11:22 AM   #39 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
[TheAndroid]'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Uh-Meh-Ric-Ah
Posts: 672
 
Device(s): Samsung Transform, LG Optimus S
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 5
Thanked 63 Times in 53 Posts
Send a message via MSN to [TheAndroid]
Default

The grapes of Wrath. I swear I fell asleep at least 10 times reading that darn book.
NightHawk877 likes this.
__________________
"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones." -John Cage

Want to get in on Cloud storage? Sign up for Dropbox here, and get 500MB of extra space for the both of us!
[TheAndroid] is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 18th, 2011, 11:43 AM   #40 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,924
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 486
Thanked 1,868 Times in 1,300 Posts
Smile

The telephone directory.Never got to finish it !
Tresezk is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old June 19th, 2011, 01:05 AM   #41 (permalink)
Jolly Bounty Hunter
 
NightAngel79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Northern Ky
Gender: Male
Posts: 21,317
 
Device(s): HTC OneMax; Note 10.1; DROID DNA (retired);Transformer Prime(daughter); Rezound(retired); Droid In
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 13,504
Thanked 6,328 Times in 3,873 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to NightAngel79
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by karandpr View Post
The telephone directory.Never got to finish it !

NightAngel79 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old June 23rd, 2011, 10:36 AM   #42 (permalink)
Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation
 
shawn1224's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,174
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - 32GB Gold iPhone 5s - 16GB Nexus 7 (2nd gen) - Chromecast
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 186
Thanked 290 Times in 208 Posts
Default

The Bourne Sanction.
__________________
"إنه لمن الصعب أن تفشل ، ولكن الأمر أسوأ أبدا أن يكون حاول أن تنجح."
shawn1224 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 23rd, 2011, 03:19 PM   #43 (permalink)
Gun for Hire
 
NYCHitman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,238
 
Device(s): Nexus 5
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 1,400
Thanked 1,436 Times in 976 Posts
Default

Harry Potter.. the very first one

Ever since then.. I've hated Harry Potter
NYCHitman1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 23rd, 2011, 03:21 PM   #44 (permalink)
Gun for Hire
 
NYCHitman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,238
 
Device(s): Nexus 5
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 1,400
Thanked 1,436 Times in 976 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shawn1224 View Post
The Bourne Sanction.
That book was a little odd but I kinda like the whole Bourne vs Arkadin thing. It was the worst of the 6 of them though.
NYCHitman1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 23rd, 2011, 05:49 PM   #45 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
A.Nonymous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 7,061
 
Device(s): Motorola Razr M, Galaxy Tab 10.1 I/O edition
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 66
Thanked 970 Times in 704 Posts
Default

Tuesdays with Morrie. Read it because a hot chick suggested it to me and ranted about how it was her favorite book. Looking to score some points with the ladies I read all 100 pages or so of it hoping it would get better at some point. It didn't. Waste of my life right there.
A.Nonymous is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 24th, 2011, 06:50 AM   #46 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 33
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, pointless clap trap with a less than impressive ending
Wei55zach is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 24th, 2011, 08:08 AM   #47 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 28
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 11
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chidori602 View Post
What is the worst book you've read or worst piece of literature?

For me it has to be the metamorphosis. I just didn't like the beginning or end. Its kind of stupid when the main character dies, and how he magically turned into a vermin.
Ditto. That was the summer reading for my sophomore year of high school. I was an avid reader and I couldn't get through that book. I eventually finished it, minus the explanatory notes, etc. that we were supposed to read (and that were longer than the book itself).

My teacher threw a couple of fake cockroaches at us the first day of class without warning. (Granted one was a puppet, but the other was a little more realistic; both were unexpected.) It was her way of breaking the ice on the summer reading. Her justification? She'd do the same thing to our parents on parents' night.
rwagnes is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 24th, 2011, 09:56 AM   #48 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,924
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 486
Thanked 1,868 Times in 1,300 Posts
Red face

Quote:
Originally Posted by NightAngel79 View Post

Yeah I know .Lack of sleep I guess .50+ hours with only 4 hours of sleep.Decoding morse codes without any spaces makes you do weird things ....:
Tresezk is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 26th, 2011, 05:34 AM   #49 (permalink)
Jolly Bounty Hunter
 
NightAngel79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Northern Ky
Gender: Male
Posts: 21,317
 
Device(s): HTC OneMax; Note 10.1; DROID DNA (retired);Transformer Prime(daughter); Rezound(retired); Droid In
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 13,504
Thanked 6,328 Times in 3,873 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to NightAngel79
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by karandpr View Post
Yeah I know .Lack of sleep I guess .50+ hours with only 4 hours of sleep.Decoding morse codes without any spaces makes you do weird things ....:
Don't sweat it.... just have to throw a good facepalm pic up every once in a while for good measure, lol
NightAngel79 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2012, 12:08 AM   #50 (permalink)
Member
 
UrsusVIIILXXXVII's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 330
 
Device(s): VZW Galaxy Nexus AOKP (retired to MMD) Droid X Gummy 1.2.0
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 65 Times in 56 Posts
Default

Any recent Steven King book. I'm half tempted to even preemptivly throw his upcoming sequel to The Shining. The last book I somewhat enjoyed of his was Cell though apart from the idea of a sound broadcast through cellphones turning people into zombies is unique, every other portion of the story is as if he just forgot he wrote The Stand. It almost feels like he's run out of ideas and is just writing what worked in the past.

I may be in a small minority with this opinion but I didn't much care for The Catcher in the Rye. The stream of consciousness style was well executed but I just didn't care much for the actual story.
UrsusVIIILXXXVII is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Community > The Lounge > Literature

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:02 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.