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Posted: 01 Nov 05, 10:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Personally, I'd have to say Don Quijote is a lame ass boring book. I didn't even finish reading it because it bored me to death.

I've heard other people tell me 'Moby Dick' is painfuil to read.


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Posted: 01 Nov 05, 10:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"As I Lay Dying", or, as we called it, As I Die Reading.....

Good God. I don't know what was worse...the book, or the two weeks we spent dissecting every fucking minute detail of it.

Sheer torture.




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Posted: 01 Nov 05, 10:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I never read the boring stuff. That's what Cliff's notes are for..;-)

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Posted: 01 Nov 05, 10:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Treasure Island, twice. Or maybe it was the repetition that sucked...




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Posted: 01 Nov 05, 11:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anything Dickens made me want to die. Boring garbage.


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Posted: 01 Nov 05, 11:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bleak House and as I recall it was like 500 or more pages, in College. So bad i can't even remember who wrote it....

...tied with Ernest Hemingway's ''The Old Man And The Sea''

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Posted: 01 Nov 05, 13:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Once I was forced to read "The Third Man" when I was in a high school. Of course, I already heard that it was filmed around the middle of 20th century and was famous among the movies fans as one of the masterpieces. But I soon got bored at that time, I don't remember why...if I read this now, I may not feel it's boring...


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Posted: 01 Nov 05, 13:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The turbulent term of Tyke Tyler and the Dragon in the Garden.

Sooooooooooooo bad



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Posted: 01 Nov 05, 14:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've only read a few parts of Don Quixote when I used to take Spanish.

Well, I guess I'm going to have to say The Iliad.


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Posted: 01 Nov 05, 15:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Using of "shall, will" in English language" chapter in "English language for the schools" book.

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Posted: 01 Nov 05, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Persuasion by Jane Austen. I never managed to finish it. I don't know what the big deal with her is, but everyone except me seems to love her. Far as I can tell, the best thing about her canon is Colin Firth as Mr Darcy :-)


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Posted: 01 Nov 05, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

I never read the boring stuff. That's what Cliff's notes are for..;-)


Amen. I'm more of a Sparknotes kind of guy, though. Anyway, I read Catcher in the Rye and almost died. That is one silly, stupid book.


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Posted: 01 Nov 05, 17:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Angels in America, too; it is the quintessential "What the fuck?" read.


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Posted: 01 Nov 05, 17:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I haven't actually started the book in class yet, but if "Tuesdays With Morrie" is anything like the movie... *shudder*


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Posted: 01 Nov 05, 18:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah, tuesday with morrie was bleah in any type of media X_X


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Posted: 01 Nov 05, 20:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry...<h6>The Negative QZer wrote:

"Using of "shall, will" in English language" chapter in "English language for the schools" book.


LOL!
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Posted: 01 Nov 05, 22:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah man, I loved Treasure Island and Catcher in the Rye.

I hated anything by DH Lawrence or Billy Shakes-Fear. I can't remember the titles, as I forced them to the bowels ogf my memory.

Also Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad really sucked too.



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Posted: 02 Nov 05, 00:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Bible. I didn't like the Odyssey that much either.




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Posted: 02 Nov 05, 00:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah, catcher in the rye was an excellent read...
the best book i read for school though was Roy's The God of Small Things. I so reccomend this to ANYONE


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Posted: 02 Nov 05, 09:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Algebra II


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