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    See, I loved 1984.

    I read Crime and Punishment as a junior in high school. At the time, I trudged through it with all the Russian names and and references. I picked it up a couple of years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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    Any Ernest Hemingway book for me.

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    Crossroads of Twilight, book 10 of the Wheel of Time.

    I *love* this series, but I could not STAND this fucking book. It was like a fucking roadblock. This one ends with most of the characters in the same situations as they were at in book 9.
    Seriously, I don't know how I forced myself to read 75% of that book. Still looking forward to AMoL though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxigen View Post
    See, I loved 1984.

    I read Crime and Punishment as a junior in high school. At the time, I trudged through it with all the Russian names and and references. I picked it up a couple of years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.
    I actually liked Crime and Punishment the second time I read it (had to read it twice for AP English, once over the summer and once during the class.)

    And 1984 is one of my favorites.

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    Wuthering Heights.

    I will never forgive Emily Bronte for writing this book. Ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zethras View Post
    I tried reading The Divine Comedy in the original language.

    My brain melted.
    Where are you from and how good is your Italian? Let alone they need to be properly "schoolarized", even among those ones, most mothertongues cannot read it without the support of a paraphrase. When rare words mix up with complex synthax, certain parts become difficult also for me. Can't imagine a foreigner reading it easily... :P
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    Of Mice and Men, but I think that's only because I have read it about 20 times completely. I kinda did that book to death

    If that doesn't count, then probably The Woman in Black. I don't like Susan Hill's writing style (weird considering she's considered pretty good at writing ghost stories), it just didn't work for me. I know lots who have read it and most of them liked it so it's probably just me
    I was about to be surprised since Of Mice of Men is a short, interesting, and good read, but yeah reading any book that many times could get sickening.

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    I couldn't stand Catcher in the Rye, the book utterly failed to pull me in or get me interested whatsoever.

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    A Song of Ice and Fire Books 4 and 5. Seriously though, following the first three, esp 3, it was quite a wind down. I understand they have their place for setting up the final books and all that, but the way it split the main characters between 2 books and merged them half way through book 5 was a bit meh.

    Other than that, War and Peace. That book has more names than Genesis.

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    Don Quixote. It's really long and "guy off of his rocker doing dumb shit" is fun the first few times, but he seriously could've cut half of the stories out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemre View Post
    The Hobbit. Started a few years ago,and got a headache from reading lol. And i can read a 500 page book in one day if i like it.
    The Hobbit is the best book ever made. I read it around 3-4 times a year
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    Quote Originally Posted by obdigore View Post
    The Similarian.
    +1 for this........

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    I was going to say the Wheel of Time series, but I realised that didn't apply. I stopped reading that around book 7 because I didn't like the story focus, the way the story jumped around or the overall "epicness" of the plot... But, that notwithstanding I can't sit here with an honest face and call the series badly written or poorly constructed. It's some very skilled writing, just not my thing.

    Funnily enough? Terry Brook's Sword of Shannara. Too much description, not enough POV or in the character's heads. Not enough wordplay (i.e. dialogue or meaningful relationships, discussions) between the characters. Slow action. Labored plotting. Brooks had way to much of "And then they... And then they... And THEN they..."

    I'm a usually voracious reader, but I couldn't even finish the audio book version of Sword of Shannara. It was putting me to sleep.
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    Edit to remove humor: Tolkien has nothing on the author of the Bible, most dull piece of fiction I ever tried to read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alyssa View Post
    Was probably this fantasy book that I didn't get very far in to due to how boring it was, you might have heard about it, it's called the Bible.
    I sniggered, but I sense an infraction coming :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klingers View Post
    I sniggered, but I sense an infraction coming :P
    (Religious discussion = powder keg no no).
    Why? I'm serious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zethras View Post
    I tried reading The Divine Comedy in the original language.

    My brain melted.
    As long as you get a copy with footnotes it's not that bad. Then again, you do have to keep reading all of them to fully understand all of the references made. I think that's true in ANY language printed for it though.


    I think mine is Great Expectations. I just found it to be extremely boring and hard to get through. Dickens was paid by the word though, and you can freaking tell with that book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathgrip1092 View Post
    I couldn't stand Catcher in the Rye, the book utterly failed to pull me in or get me interested whatsoever.
    That's definitely also on my list of books of "Did Not Like." It was pretty boring. You get to the end and go, "Really, WTF did I just read?"
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    Great Expectations, 9th grade Pre-AP English assigned reading over the summer, admittedly the book itself wasn't too bad, but I will forever associate that book with doing a 300 question packet the night before term started (The packet was due the day term started), along with reading the book......the night before term started, and then for a solid 6 weeks doing discussion, writing, critiques, and more over the book. I don't mind the book, but my mind has associated it with what I said above.....
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    Trainspotting and Johnny Got His Gun were difficult to read quickly. Their Eyes Were Watching God and A Tale of Two Cities caused my grades to drop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inboundpaper View Post
    Trainspotting and Johnny Got His Gun were difficult to read quickly. Their Eyes Were Watching God and A Tale of Two Cities caused my grades to drop.
    Their Eyes were Watching God.......oh man I hated that book, we read it in class, then read summaries over it, and then watched two movies about it.
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    Took me like 6 tries to read The Fellowship of the Ring. LOVE the books, but I kept getting stuck at chapter 4. EVERY TIME. Once I was able to get passed it I had no problems with the rest.

    Also, Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice. Got about 70 pages in and just stopped. Re-read the first 3 in the series, and then jumped back intoBody Thief and finished it no problem.

    Other than that, I rarely find something that I can't get in to or is too difficult (scored off chart for reading in school, even though I am dyslexic). If I can tell it won't interest me, I don't start reading it, lol.
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