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  1. #101
    Quote Originally Posted by marcelos11 View Post
    i could understand some of the middle books (especially Crossroads) but books 1-5 and the last 2 out are friggen great. let me guess, you think Sword of Truth is better then WoT?
    Gross, none of those are a good read. Sorry but I just can't read Robert Jordan. And no I don't like Twilight or whatever it is people like these days. My tastes in books are... odd, a lot of books I used to like I don't like anymore.

  2. #102
    Quote Originally Posted by Rendia View Post
    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.
    Overall, I love all three, but I admit I found the Frodo/Sam parts boring in the last two books after the Fellowship gets split up. Every time the story focused on them I kept hoping it would go back to Gandalf, Aragorn & the rest of the gang.

    Sure enough, I found the same parts annoying in the films. By the end of the last one I was sick of that constipated look on Elijah Wood's face and Sam's Oh, Master Frodo.
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  3. #103
    The Silmarillion by far and away the most difficult and boring to read.

  4. #104
    Sunset Song - Lewis Grassic Gibbon 1st year English class. This book put me off reading so much that I never actually read a book, cover to cover, on my own until I was 15 (4 years later) ^^

  5. #105
    Of Mice and Men. Probably because my english teacher tried to read into too much.

    But by christ was it boring. I couldn't throw the book away fast enough

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    The book that I remember hating and being bored reading from school days was Robinson Crusoe. Weird, because I like that whole adventure-lost-on-an-island concept, but I guess having to read it for a book report spoiled it.

    Recently, Finnegan's Wake. Not boring, exactly; reading it is actually kind of fun, once you detach yourself from trying to figure out what's going on. But definitely difficult.

  7. #107
    Golden Bough - Jsmes Frazer. Not only is it fairly inaccurate, it is intellectual snobbery which has influenced many other writers who are difficult to read.

  8. #108
    Probably sounds like harsh, but for me? Lord of the Rings.

    15-20 pages of fucking poems, songs, random crap only to get 1-4 pages of "Oh wow, this is amazing!" then back to the boring parts again. Amazing books, don't get me wrong, but working through them was bloody hard work I found.

  9. #109
    I would say Heart of Darkness. Hated that book, but I had to read it for school.
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    Lolita - I had to put a lot more effort into getting through it than any other book I've read, I'd go through about 5 pages and think to myself 'what did I just read?' and then start over, I think for me it was the random insertions of french that I did not understand nor did it explain so it would cause me to lose my reading flow.

    Currently reading Catch 22, it is good but it doesn't hold my attention for that long so I find myself reading it in short bursts.

  11. #111
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeluia View Post
    Lolita - I had to put a lot more effort into getting through it than any other book I've read, I'd go through about 5 pages and think to myself 'what did I just read?' and then start over, I think for me it was the random insertions of french that I did not understand nor did it explain so it would cause me to lose my reading flow.
    I felt dirty reading it and even worse when I watched the Jeremy Irons adaptation.

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    The Complete Sherlock Holmes.

    All the SH books in one big ass book. In the original late 1800s - early 1900s century british English. (thats late 1900s early 20th century for you Amerifags)
    That was hard. Still don't know how much money "a sovereign" is.
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  13. #113
    Am I the only one that hated Great Expectations. Maybe it was because I was 15 at the time, but my god.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calzaeth View Post
    There is a LotR-translation for New Norwegian. I REALLY want to read it, because I firmly believe that New Norwegian makes all fantasy more epic (simply because it looks more old as a language than bokmål), and the people who write New Norwegian are usually admirably gung-ho about not loaning words, ever.
    Most Norwegians I know beyond Oslo, my Norwegian girlfriend included, hate Nynorsk with a passion and see it as pointless/useless.

    As for me:

    Most difficult: The Canterbury Tales, given that I also had to translate them.

    Most boring: I think i've a good eye for books, because none of what i've read is particularly boring; save perhaps, for Lord of the Flies.
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  15. #115
    Quote Originally Posted by Penguintamer View Post
    Am I the only one that hated Great Expectations. Maybe it was because I was 15 at the time, but my god.
    I really liked that in school actually I quite like Dickens if I was made to read "literature" for some reason...

    I hated Shakespear though... I have a large vocabulary, read voraciously, and am not uncomfortable reading obscure / archaic words, but so much of the text seemed lost upon me like the "jokes" that would have made sense at the time, often sound like gibberish in todays english, as context has shifted both in language and time. So a lot of things had to be explained or read in footnotes to get the most out of it. That, and I'm not a big lover of theatre anyway i have to say.

  16. #116
    Quote Originally Posted by mellowconundrum View Post
    Of Mice and Men. Probably because my english teacher tried to read into too much.

    But by christ was it boring. I couldn't throw the book away fast enough
    The movie was ten times better then the book was. I had to read it in grade 10 English, what a joke as it was such an easy read for me. Hell, we read Shakespeare when I was in grade 9. That's what I got for moving and having to go to a new school.

  17. #117
    the bible followed by lord of the flies, barely made it through either

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    I read a book by R.A. Salvatore once, I can't think of anything more boring or difficult to force myself to finish.

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    Blindness, the novel where after 3 chapters nobody in my family ( we all read about a book/ 2 weeks) could read further

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    War and Peace. Ugh.

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