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Old 09-01-2011, 12:02 PM   #1
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I Don't Like You!

There I said it. I'm readig a book in which I don't like the MC. She's a reporter and, get this, named Lois. She doesn't have one likability factor or trait. I stopped reading it because she's flat, boring and not likable.

I just had to vent!

Is there a good book that you can reco, preferably cheap, with a character that I can like, or hate immensely?



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Old 09-01-2011, 12:03 PM   #2
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Check out the Reading Recommendations subforum. Your answer may already be there.
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:11 PM   #3
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:15 PM   #4
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Taustin, hah! Didn't know there was a phrase for what I felt. Thanks!

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Old 09-01-2011, 01:25 PM   #5
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:41 PM   #6
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:59 PM   #7
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Oh noez!

Thread in danger of turning into another rant about Thomas Covenant.
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:08 PM   #9
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:12 PM   #10
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A Passage to India all the characters except one. That is how bad it is and how well the eight deadly words fit.

Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series... the two main characters Claire Randall and James Fraser the eight deadly words highly apply.

Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged The entire book is based on the eight deadly words as they apply to John Galt.

Sure there are lots of books that these words fit. But these are just a some examples.

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The other day I was reading a book where the main character was a real jerk, a blackmailer, basically.

The Paradise Mystery by J.S. Fletcher (which is a public domain novel and available here)

I actually didn't read most of it, but did skip to the end to see if he got his comeuppance.
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The single biggest reason I stop reading a book. If I'm not the least bit interested in what happens to the characters, there's no point reading further.
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:20 PM   #13
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6 books were purchased (the first two trilogy). 6 books were thrown away after reading 1/2 of the first one.
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6 books were purchased (the first two trilogy). 6 books were thrown away after reading 1/2 of the first one.
The series does start slow. You should have continued (IMHO). The books are very good.
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The series does start slow. You should have continued (IMHO). The books are very good.
I despised the protagonist.
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