A Grand Waste Of Time

Descrição
Add up to twenty books that you felt wasted your time.
1
15,778 membros
377 críticas
4.1
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ahef1963
Explicações
ahef1963: I thought this book was horrible. I don't enjoy anything scatalogical, which this novel had in spades.
2
1,558 membros
68 críticas
4.2
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ahef1963
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ahef1963: I just wasn't interested. It's meticulously well-researched and well-written, but after a while all the detail got repetitive.
3
17,547 membros
425 críticas
½ 4.3
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ahef1963
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ahef1963: I've read this twice now, and still cannot understand why it is beloved by children. I found it so uninteresting.
4
165 membros
3 críticas
½ 3.6
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ahef1963
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ahef1963: I thought I'd try Danish literature that *wasn't* crime fiction. That was a bad idea.
5
2,495 membros
128 críticas
4.2
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ahef1963
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ahef1963: Such a depressing book. I can get depressed all by myself without having to read about children raised in slums.
6
3 membros
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ahef1963
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ahef1963: Just look at the title. Why did I read it? And these party-crashers don't meet anyone famous, not even once. If you're going to crash Hollywood parties, meet Brad Pitt et al and then write a book.
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462 membros
8 críticas
3.9
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ahef1963
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ahef1963: You'd think that a book about Regency England would be interesting. Then I fell asleep at page 27, and the book never recovered.
8
710 membros
9 críticas
4
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ahef1963
Explicações
ahef1963: So boring.
9
1,895 membros
114 críticas
3.8
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ahef1963
Explicações
ahef1963: A remaindered book, so shouldn't have been surprised it wasn't great. I was actually embarassed by the intimate scenes, so detailed and sloppily written were they.
10
2,701 membros
44 críticas
½ 3.6
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ahef1963
Explicações
ahef1963: I couldn't stand the amount of name-dropping in this book. Yes, we get it, you know everyone.
11
1,497 membros
20 críticas
3.8
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ahef1963
Explicações
ahef1963: Dull. Dull. Dull.
12
846 membros
76 críticas
3.8
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ahef1963
Explicações
ahef1963: Tiny little book - a rip-off, and such commonplace stories.
13
9,739 membros
230 críticas
½ 3.5
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ahef1963
Explicações
ahef1963: Spent ages reading this tale of recovery, only to discover afterwards that it was largely fabricated.
14
3,473 membros
257 críticas
3.8
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ahef1963
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ahef1963: I could guess the "secret" that the protagonist is hiding after two chapters.
15
7,385 membros
497 críticas
½ 3.7
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ahef1963
Explicações
ahef1963: Terrible writing.
16
122 membros
4 críticas
3.9
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ahef1963
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ahef1963: There was something disgusting about this book. I needed a shower to rinse it off me.
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972 membros
31 críticas
½ 3.7
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ahef1963
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ahef1963: I found this book obscene, which is a charge I've never levelled at any book before.
18
372 membros
1 crítica
4
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ahef1963
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ahef1963: I thought this would be funny, based on his other books. Spoiler: it wasn't.
19
716 membros
67 críticas
½ 3.5
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ahef1963
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ahef1963: A total rip-off of Jurassic Park.
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11,031 membros
173 críticas
3.8
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ahef1963
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ahef1963: If there were an award for pretentiousness, it would go to this awful novel.