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least favourite books

anyway I thought this might be a good thing to add. Your least favourite book that you have read. Everyone knows their favourites but the ones that you liked least. Here are mine. My least favourite books that jump to mind are (and I read a lot and so these are particularly terrible); NB all but the last one have sold over a million copies. 1. Black Hills by Dan Simmons. In this case just becaus…e I always expect something startlingly good from him and this was the one time that he let me down. Please note that is an exception as Mr Simmons books are amongst the best that I have ever read. 2.Das Kapital by Karl Marx; not only mind numbingly boring but seriously flawed in my opinion. 3.Peter Camenzind. by Hermann Hesse; again rather dull and I do not mean to deride an excellent sense for description but three chapters in a row about the shape of a cloud. I do think Hermann had some pretty serious mental problems. 4.A Separate Reality by Carlos Castaneda; what can I say but hogwash hippy mysticism produced for the druggie flower power generation. Get stoned enough and you will believe anything 5.Johnathan Livingstone Seagull; A transforming experience the cover says. Well it transformed me from being a relatively happy individual into a bored individual that hated seagulls even more than I did beforehand. 6. Angela’s ashes; Frank McCourt; A dull dirge of drudgery and dismal direness in a dirty house in a dump in downtrodden and dark drizzly dun coloured Ireland. need I say more…. 7.The Sword of Shannara; Terry Brooks; A sad and rather tired rewrite of the Lord of the Rings in my opinion, it is ok while reading it but even when you have read the first chapter you realise that you are wasting your time as you have read it all before. 8. Ubaid pottery shards. Sorry for including this one but nearly three thousand pages long on guess what? yes you guessed ubaid pottery shards. Took me months but I got the degree in the end. Never read unless you have to for an archaeology degree. 9. The unbearable lightness of being; Milan Kundera; Although well written (at least it was in the translated form that I have read) the main male character is so horrible and loathsome that all I could do was feel for his partner and she was not to be liked either. I could not relate to either of them at all. Perhaps Slovaks would I don’t know but not for me. 10. Cornelius by Raymond Walker; I bet not many people include one of their own books in the least liked novels but hey. It is a book of two halves(as they like to say in football) the first an ok historical fiction tale, the second a very dire fantasy. Badly written with little cohesion. do not buy it.

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