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    Worst books you have ever read?

    Ok we have a 'favourite book' thread how about the worst books you have ever read.

    Mine would be Mein Kempt by Adolf Hitler, we had to read a part of it to get an understanding of why Hitler was the way he was. But all i could see was that he was a manic that enjoyed killing people
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    What an accurate book.
    Or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper
    Ok we have a 'favourite book' thread how about the worst books you have ever read.

    Mine would be Mein Kempt by Adolf Hitler, we had to read a part of it to get an understanding of why Hitler was the way he was. But all i could see was that he was a manic that enjoyed killing people
    Mein Kampf you mean.

    The worst book I have ever read has to be one from school as I wouldn't be bothered to finish it otherwise, lets say 'The Pearl' by John Steinbeck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper
    Ok we have a 'favourite book' thread how about the worst books you have ever read.

    Mine would be Mein Kempt by Adolf Hitler, we had to read a part of it to get an understanding of why Hitler was the way he was. But all i could see was that he was a manic that enjoyed killing people
    I've read the entire book. I wouldn't call it the worst, because it was a different experience. It sure was difficult to understand, but I've read some very boring ones. Mein Kampf, I wouldn't call boring, because I found it captivating, irrespective of it being in a rather negative way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave
    Mein Kamp you mean.
    Mein Kampf, if the publication I've got isn't wrong.

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    Worst author I've read has to be Sidney Sheldon. I really liked a couple of his books, but apart from that he's very boring in a sort of "been there, done that" way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudeep
    Mein Kampf, if the publication I've got isn't wrong.
    Ah, I see Dave, you changed it to Kampf in your original post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudeep
    Mein Kampf, if the publication I've got isn't wrong.
    yep i was editing it as you posted missed the f off first time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999
    What an accurate book.
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    Jane Eyre comes awfully close. Read it at school at the age of fifteen when a young woman's love worries and Gothic scenes and whatnot it was interested me in the nether regions somewhere.

    For books I've willingly picked up and started reading? Can't remember any off the top of my head...
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    any book that i studied at school...lol

    the worst of those i probably read in year 7, i remember noone in our class liked it, so we complained to the teacher (who was Head of English) and it was never seen in the school again.

    that book was Truckers by Terry Pratchett

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    Maestro by Peter Goldsworthy
    In the Skin of a Lion Michael Ondaatje


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    The stone and the flute by Hans Bemmann. I threw it away without finishing it.
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    The Great Gatsby.

    Most boring book ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    The Great Gatsby.

    Most boring book ever.
    Haven't read the book, but watched the movie. It was alright, and yes boring in patches. However, I've heard the book is much better - a classic! So... kinda surprised to hear that kind of opinion.

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    Maybe boring was a bit harsh, but it is not my sort of genre.

    I like to read book that will be exciting, autobiographies, or non-ficton.

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