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Old 03-15-2009, 10:06 AM   #31
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I enjoyed that!

I'll nominate "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" - the series started off well, but it got more tedious with each book, and the latest was the worst (I didn't bother finishing it ).
I read a few pages of my sister's Harry Potter books. Oh, I found them boring. Tedious and boring. I'm just not captured by such fantasy worlds of witches, warlocks, and whatnots.
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:22 PM   #32
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How is this topic different from The 10 Worst Books?
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:26 PM   #33
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A book can be very good but also mostly boring. And a book can be very bad but not boring.
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:28 PM   #34
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A book can be very good but also mostly boring. And a book can be very bad but not boring.
Sounds like an impossible contradiction
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:41 PM   #35
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I read a few pages of my sister's Harry Potter books. Oh, I found them boring. Tedious and boring. I'm just not captured by such fantasy worlds of witches, warlocks, and whatnots.
Couldn't agree more.
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Old 03-15-2009, 04:25 PM   #36
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My Most boring book ever... Billy Budd by Herman Melville. I was supposed to read it in high school but never finished the thing.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:32 PM   #37
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I do actually tend to agree with you. James Fenimore Cooper does nothing for me, either.
Mark Twain agreed with you:
http://www.pbs.org/marktwain/learnmo..._fenimore.html
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:55 PM   #38
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Huh? My reading of that is that he thought that they were works of art and nothing was comparable.

Was that sarcasm on Twain's part?

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Old 03-15-2009, 11:39 PM   #39
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:59 PM   #40
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Huh? My reading of that is that he thought that they were works of art and nothing was comparable.

Was that sarcasm?

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The italicized text at the beginning were quotes from contemporary critics.
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The italicized text at the beginning were quotes from contemporary critics.
Ok... I see now. Thanks for making me take a second look.

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I might get some flack for this, but I think the most boring thing I've ever read is The Bible (or at least was forced to read on a regular basis during Catholic school). Lots of begatting, but no real description. I was thoroughly let down.

*This is not an anti-religion thing, I just find the actual text dull as dishwater. As the great Irish comedian Dave Allen used to say: May your God be with you
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