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Old 28-09-2017, 08:27 PM
est.1878
 
Thumbs up overrated books

#1. The catcher in the rye

 
Old 28-09-2017, 08:42 PM
Switching Off
 
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Infinite Jest. Only book I've never finished* and gave it a good go.

*ignoring giving up on crap after a chapter.
 
Old 28-09-2017, 08:46 PM
sa7
 
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#1. The catcher in the rye

My first thought on seeing the thread title


The Bible
 
Old 28-09-2017, 08:47 PM
andyroo
 
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#1. The catcher in the rye

I had to do it for school and I didn't particularly enjoy it at the time, but from what I remember of it I've wondered if maybe I was a bit harsh on it. Not enough to read it again though, obviously, so maybe not.
 
Old 28-09-2017, 08:48 PM
Bunker Buster
 
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It's the Da Vinci code.

Some guy at work told me they tried to ban it because of secrets not the utter mess it was.

But there's some f***ing tosh on here

http://jamesclear.com/best-books/best-selling

Reading is personel though...

I still read Dr Suess
 
Old 28-09-2017, 08:50 PM
andyroo
 
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Dr Seuss is actual genius though. You're allowed.
 
Old 28-09-2017, 08:51 PM
sa7
 
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Dr Seuss is actual genius though. You're allowed.
I've never understood the appeal of it tbh. What makes it a work of genius?
 
Old 28-09-2017, 08:54 PM
Chris Quayd
 
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Anything by Howard Jacobsen, tried multiple times to get into it but it feels condescending/bland.

Going to be controversial but Slaughterhouse 5, a very poor mans Catch 22.
 
Old 28-09-2017, 08:55 PM
andyroo
 
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I've never understood the appeal of it tbh. What makes it a work of genius?
Have you tried it in a box?
Have you tried it with a fox?
 
Old 28-09-2017, 09:05 PM
My Name is Keith
 
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Wolf hall.

Found it impenetrable - she didn't explain enough - she just threw you into obscure exchanges without even identifying who was speaking. Felt like tracking her down and pinning the dumpy high pitched cow against a wall until she apologised.

Loved the tv show - was exceptional - one of the best things I've ever seen.
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