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What are some of the most overrated books you've read? Save me from reading them...please

 
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What are some of the most overrated books you've read? Save me from reading them...please
There are lots of threads that ask for good books to read. But not all book recommendations are good. So save me some time and let me know what books you've read that you wish you never picked up. Especially old and new classic books that were a waste of time, since I'm focusing on reading those for now.

I just finished Catcher in the Rye after many said it was such a good book. I didn't find it worth reading at all. I know others will disagree with me.
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Re: What are some of the most overrated books you've read? Save me from reading them...please
The Bible.
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The Bible always makes these 'book' threads
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Hated the shit catcher myself.
You didn't mention what you like to read.
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02/27/2014 09:18 PM
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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway--a book about whiny, spoiled rich people.
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Dreams of My Father, by Barack Obama, sucked lots of ass.cruise
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As much as I like "the classics", I absolutely cannot stand anything written by Dickens.
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the wheel of time series

considered one of the best multi-volume fantasies of all time

perhaps the most boring thing i've ever read
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Hated the shit catcher myself.
You didn't mention what you like to read.
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I would like to concentrate on literature, both old and new. They are well-written and often suggested reading material.

I would like to read various genres so that I can see what I like. I searched around the internet for 'recommend a good book' searches. However, I'm finding a lot of these highly suggested books are not living up to the hype.

Catcher in the Rye is on so many suggested book lists. I found the book a waste of time. I thought it was going to be amazing, but it was average at best. I don't get why so many liked it so much.

So, that's what I'm trying to avoid. Thus my thread
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Phillip k Dick is an interesting author.
Most books are short so it isn't too painful if you don't enjoy it.
Most people would recommend his sci-fi but I enjoy some of his more mundane novels.

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Catcher and the Rye. If you don't read it by the time you are 13, then don't bother.
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Re: What are some of the most overrated books you've read? Save me from reading them...please
Phillip k Dick is an interesting author.
Most books are short so it isn't too painful if you don't enjoy it.
Most people would recommend his sci-fi but I enjoy some of his more mundane novels.

The man in the high castle
Confessions of a crap artist
The man whose teeth were all alike

Hunter s Thomson

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Thanks for the suggestions!
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Catcher and the Rye. If you don't read it by the time you are 13, then don't bother.
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Yes, right! When I bought the book, the salesperson was in her early twenties. She said she read the book in grade 9 and read it again a few months again. She said it was completely different for her the second time.





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