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Postby illusion » Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:36 pm

hey. have any of you read a dead boring book that couldn't be bothered to fnish it? I bet there's loads of us.. so which books do you particualry dislike?
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Postby trinity19 » Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:56 pm

the most boring book i've ever read is "contraban" by josep pla. he is a catalan author and he is very well-known here so i was ashamed i dislike him so much hehe. at least i'm not the only one that thinks he's boring!
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Postby serenella » Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:02 pm

'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad.
I guess that many of you like it, but I think it's too sad and pessimistic and it' so slow...
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Postby illusion » Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:15 pm

serenella wrote:'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad.
I guess that many of you like it, but I think it's too sad and pessimistic and it' so slow...


yeah 'Heart of the Darkness'' would be my choice as well. I couldn't believe when I found out that Joseph Condrad in fact was a polish writer who wrote in english....
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Postby Dixie » Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:43 pm

trinity19 wrote:the most boring book i've ever read is "contraban" by josep pla. he is a catalan author and he is very well-known here so i was ashamed i dislike him so much hehe. at least i'm not the only one that thinks he's boring!


Shame on you!!!! :lol: :D :lol: :lol: :D

I've never read anything by him so I can't judge anyway :D

Shame on me!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Dixie » Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:47 pm

serenella wrote:'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad.


I had to read it in college, and couldn't finish it. I found it soooooooooo dead boring!

Right now I am reading a book called The villa of mysteries, by David Hewson (had never heard about him before). I started reading the book eagerly, but it has disappointed me. I am trying to finish it because there are just about 90 pages left but it's becoming such a hard task! I find that book so boring... I am forcing myself to read, and that's not good, but I just want to finish it.

Oh, other novels I couldn't finish was Price and Prejudice by Jane Austen and master Dickens's Great Expectations :!: :!: I am really embarrassed to recognize that, but I found them boring as well :roll: I guess I should re-start them again and with more passion, it's so sad for an English philologist not to like those great English classics :roll:
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Postby pob » Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:39 pm

James, William. Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking. 1907

I guess if this book can be interesting for anyone (in the XXI century)... I think even those studying philosophy would become bored to death after reading this book.
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Postby Goronman » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:36 am

Personally, I tried to finish Italian tales by Henry James but I can't help falling asleep each time I read it :? His style is so horrible and nothing never happens :!:

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Postby Dixie » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:56 am

Goronman wrote:Personally, I tried to finish Italian tales by Henry James but I can't help falling asleep each time I read it :? His style is so horrible and nothing never happens :!:



I never heard about that title by H. James. I've got The Portrait of a Lady and I found it dull as well, but I guess that's because I forced myself to read it. I like having important classics in my personal library and of course to be familiar with them, and that's why I read those novels, but sometimes I just can't help it; forcing oneself to read is really hard work :roll:
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Postby serenella » Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:56 am

And what about Joyce's Ulysses?
I like it very much, it's a great work, but many people list it among boring books...
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