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What is the worst book you have ever read?

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Ever read a real stinker that made you wish you had back the time you spent reading it? Please, warn the rest of us!

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My worst experience when I read the 50 shades of grey, a book about enslaving and oppressing women, a book about a male control freak. I could never fathom how this book ever became so popular.
There are quite a few if I'm honest! When I was about 12 years old, I read Skellig, which amazingly has won awards?! It was awful. I second Joya's response; 50 Shades of Grey is so poorly written and the narrative is so unbelievable!
As with the best book ever, it's hard to pick just one. Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code annoyed me a lot, because of the stupidity of the characters, who seem to know next to nothing about their chosen fields (Sophie is a code breaker but can't guess a riddle to which the answer is her own name!), the cliff hanger endings to every single chapter which just felt forced, and the conspiracy stuff which had been around for years being presented as if it was fact. For all that though it's not technically a bad book and I did manage to finish it.

Eragon, by Christopher Paolini was pretty terrible. It was extremely derivative and the fantasy world didn't feel consistent or interesting. It was written by a teenager and sounded that way. He either needed a better editor or to just wait a couple of years until he had matured a little more.

I think the worst ever is probably one of the stupid school readers we were given in primary school. There was this one about some kid who finds a horse standing in a creek and gives it a name. It was painfully tedious, but that was partly because we all had to sit around and take turns reading bits of it out and having everything patronisingly explained to us.
Oops I hit "enter" too early. I think even a really good book would be boring under those circumstances.
In terms of novels, have been quite lucky. Academic textbooks are dry and boring.
50 shades of grey it was horribly written
Twilight...horribly written...
"He lay perfectly still in the grass, his shirt open over his sculpted, incandescent chest, his scintillating arms bare".
and I could go on...there's heaps of websites out there that has a whole list of horrible quotes from the book too.
It really would make no difference to list them, there are so many stinkers.

the more I read, I hope in vain it will get better the next page, never does.

Books are very much hit-and -miss.

What some say was a great book (e.g.) Fifty Shades of Grey, others say what a waste of time, it was badly written.(I didn't read it and more than likely wouldn't due to it's content).

What I may deem a good book, because how I relate to the people in the book, may not be the same for others.

Stinkers, are personal...I feel, a lot like people.

Not sure if it's the worst, but Brooklyn but Tobin is bad and I gave away Wolf Hall at page 27...thought my eyes might fall out of my head from rolling around so much...
By Tobin. I forgot the dreadful Post Birthday World which is so awful, long and idiotic that I can't bring myself to read We Need to Talk about Kevin, because I'll think of how awful her other book is....
The Curious Life of Robert Hookev
50 Shades of Grey

'Vanity Fair', set book for Grade XII. Read first five chapters & gave up. Bought a précis book on it instead & just read through that!

Turns out, I needn't have worried, as 'multiple choice' questions meant I could write about 'Arms & the Man' instead!
Must've worked out as got a 7 for ENGLISH!
cant remember as I would not finish it, so would not remember it.
by Finy
Just couldn't get 'into' Tim Winton's 'The Riders'!

Gave up very rapidly!
Twilight. I stupidly bought the whole series at once and simply couldn't even get through the first one. Serves me right. I deserve no sympathy.
by Rice
The Potato Factory by the bloke that wrote the Power of One. Ridiculous. Must have needed pocket money for Christmas.
Bryce Courtney. I'm not a fan.
Me neither
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