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    Quote Originally Posted by eddyak View Post
    I think I read that a while ago. Romans + 'murican cavalry + modern special ops guys team up to fight superdinosaur aliens throughout time or somesuch.

    It was... vaguely entertaining not-much. Nothing special, nothing hilariously bad, the sort of thing you could expect from a mediocre Hollywood writer.
    Bearing in mind that I read this about 4 years ago, this review covers most of what I remember hating about it.


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    Lev Grossman's The Magicians was insufferable in a sense that the MC is an incel loser PoS and the story builds up to be his wish-fulfillment journey so I gave up one quarter in.

    Having not read it, I thought that was kinda supposed to be the point. Harry Potter/Narnia starring an uncool depressed loser. I thought it was supposed to be like a subversion or whatever

    but idk lol people say Kingkiller was supposed to be a subversion but it's nowhere near self-aware enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepMode View Post
    I know this isn't a book recommendation, but what are some of the least favored/worst books you guys have ever read?

    This serves as a future warning for me to probably stay away from them.
    Oliver Twist is the only book I ever found too boring to finish.
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    Not even the Great Illustrated Classics version?

    i fucking loved those

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4score7years View Post
    Having not read it, I thought that was kinda supposed to be the point. Harry Potter/Narnia starring an uncool depressed loser. I thought it was supposed to be like a subversion or whatever

    but idk lol people say Kingkiller was supposed to be a subversion but it's nowhere near self-aware enough
    I don't know, tbh, I saw it on some top 10 list online and decided to give it a try with no more info, so I just judging based on what I read. I believe that it maybe shapes up into something later but what I read wasn't nearly compelling enough to motivate me to trudge through the rest. I love me a good problematic protag but this one was just irritating and boring.

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    Just finished Perdido Street Station. Weird. Excellent. But also, really, really, sad.

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    Not sure where to put this, but, they're releasing Tolkien's The Fall of Gondolin as a standalone book.

    I should rebuy a copy of The Silmarillion.

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    Finished reading Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus' "Trollhunters" novel. I liked it quite a bit, but the dissonance between the novel's supposed viewpoint of a teenager first-person narrator and the actual writing style was so jarring it often drew me out of the experience. It honestly felt like the novel was written with a standard third-person omniscient narrator and later the appropriate pronouns were hastily changed before publishing.

    It's also a very different beast from the "Trolllhunters" series, so when I started watching the latter, it felt very jarring again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuclear Consensus View Post
    Ernest Cline's Armada
    Increasingly arcane video game references+boring characters I can't seem to care about (the less said about the MC, the better)+fanfic tier prose=a not very pleasant reading experience.
    I know I'm not the first person to express this opinion, but Ernest Cline's works are absolutely appalling. It's just an unfortunate characteristic of an abysmal lack of talent in modern art and literature. I've known plummers with more creativity. People often ask where all the great physicists of today are. Where did all of the good writers even go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysterious Heroine X View Post
    I know I'm not the first person to express this opinion, but Ernest Cline's works are absolutely appalling. It's just an unfortunate characteristic of an abysmal lack of talent in modern art and literature. I've known plummers with more creativity. People often ask where all the great physicists of today are. Where did all of the good writers even go?
    Yeah, his stuff sounds almost unreadable. Blatant wish fulfillment on a level that'd make even Sword Art Online blush.

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    im reading Fever Series

    apparently laughing and enjoying a book for being so, so bad is possible
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysterious Heroine X View Post
    I know I'm not the first person to express this opinion, but Ernest Cline's works are absolutely appalling. It's just an unfortunate characteristic of an abysmal lack of talent in modern art and literature. I've known plummers with more creativity. People often ask where all the great physicists of today are. Where did all of the good writers even go?
    Who would win

    All modern literature
    Twilight for Boys

    Just read things that aren’t bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4score7years View Post
    Who would win

    All modern literature
    Twilight for Boys

    Just read things that aren’t bad
    Twilight for boys would win by a longshot. I do read some 20th century works, but most of them were by the great science fiction writers like Philip K. Dick. Otherwise, my heads poked into epic poetry or Dostoevsky.

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