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Old 01-03-2013, 05:58 PM   #106
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The two most deserving American Nobel laureates in literature, IMO.
I'd like to add Steinbeck to the list.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:21 PM   #107
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I would add to that, Fifty Shades...
I delete any of these from my "recommended for you" sections of book seller sites - and teen vampire books. I like my vampires old, ugly and nasty!
My problem with this thread is that I can't remember most of the names of books I have discarded after 20 pages. Ken Follet and Dan Brown have irritated me, but I just avoid their books.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:46 PM   #108
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Just like with movies, I run away from anything that's referred to as 'heartwarming', 'life affirming' or 'feel good'. I like those things in real life but I don't want them in my entertainments.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:30 AM   #109
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Fifty Shades of Grey and any book that falls under the genre of erotica. Disgusting and repulsive.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:36 AM   #110
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Just like with movies, I run away from anything that's referred to as 'heartwarming', 'life affirming' or 'feel good'. I like those things in real life but I don't want them in my entertainments.
I avoid anything referred to as "luminous."
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:26 PM   #111
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I avoid anything referred to as "luminous."
Or "sparkling"...
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:45 PM   #112
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I'm always wary of anything that has created a buzz... just in the way some of those over-hyped blockbuster films like Independence day usually turn out to be all special effects and no plot.

Anything with 'gritty realism' or 'hard hitting'. The kinds of thrillers that are sold pushily. Ugh. Total turn off. Most indie thrillers then.

Mislit. There's enough misery in the Real World without having it pushed in my face every time I read a book. I read to escape.

Cheers

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Old 01-09-2013, 09:18 AM   #113
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I'm have a hell of hard time figuring out just how I would determine what I wouldn't be willing to read for any amount of money, without A) actually reading at least part of it first for nothing ... and B) any amount of money??? Just how high are we talking here?
old story......
would you do it for $5???
Hell no !!
Would you do it for $5,000,000 ??
Hell Yes !!!

Good......now that we kinow what you are, lets negotiate the price
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:13 AM   #114
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Just like with movies, I run away from anything that's referred to as 'heartwarming', 'life affirming' or 'feel good'. I like those things in real life but I don't want them in my entertainments.
I agree that is what you live in your life. I want all the things I would never want in my life in my books where they need to stay

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Old 01-12-2013, 03:57 AM   #115
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Fiction wise?
All the erotic/romance shite that has book covers plastered with naked dudes.

Non-fiction wise?
Anything that involves chemistry and formulas. Textbooks like.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:48 AM   #116
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I can think of a few things I wouldn't read, but they're all in the "disgusting" category—tales of pedophilia, incest, racist books; that kind of garbage. Other than that, I'm pretty much like anyone else who works in the oldest profession in the world. I'll read anything if the pay is right.
This is exactly why I would never read Lolita *shudder*

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*Science Fiction
*Fantasy
*Cheesy romance
*The Old Man and the Sea
*Anything by Diana Gabaldon
*Anything by or about a celebrity
*Anything by or about a politician with the exception of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
No sci-fi, no fantasy What do you read, then?
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:55 PM   #117
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Anything really gory or horrifying. But sometimes I don't find out until I read them!
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:08 AM   #118
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There is a lot of writing out there that is written for the writer rather than the reader. Lots of academic writing falls into this category (i know that they have to publish or perish, but still...) So do books supposedly written by pols & CEOs. No thanks. And no Ayn Rand, either.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:08 AM   #119
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I've always been puzzled by the "... they couldn't pay me to read" thing. Is the OP seriously saying that he wouldn't spend a few hours reading a book he didn't enjoy if, as a result of doing so, he was paid a large enough sum of money to live in luxury for the rest of his life? I'd go for it like a shot, personally!
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:09 AM   #120
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I've always been puzzled by the "... they couldn't pay me to read" thing. Is the OP seriously saying that he wouldn't spend a few hours reading a book he didn't enjoy if, as a result of doing so, he was paid a large enough sum of money to live in luxury for the rest of his life? I'd go for it like a shot, personally!
I suggest that it's more of an expression than an absolute. I'll often be found saying "I'd rather slit my own throat" or variations on that theme when asked if I watched a particular programme on TV. With perhaps the exception of Jeremy Clarkson, I'm only joking .
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