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CasperAZ
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Your Most Boring Book

As Jo Anne Worley on Laugh-In would say:  "B-O-R-I-N-G!"

 

What is a book that was so boring that you felt like throwing it out the window?

 

For me, "Idylls of the King" by Lord Alfred Tennyson.

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Re: Your Most Boring Book

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Valley of the Dolls; and any book on algebra.

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Re: Your Most Boring Book

Desert_Brat, I'm with you about the algebra books. :smileyvery-happy:

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Re: Your Most Boring Book

I felt that way about Atonement .  I know, I know. People loved it but it put me to sleep.  The Meadow was also another one I struggled to finish. I just didn't get it.

Atonement 

 

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Re: Your Most Boring Book

"Going Bovine" by Libba Bray was boring in my mind. I've been trying to read that book for more than a year now, but I just can't finish it because it's just so... not that wonderful.

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Re: Your Most Boring Book

I've had several which makes the good ones all the more sweeter.

 

Pillars of the Earth to me was boring. I did not get very far in it simply because I could not keep from nodding off so if it gets better and you think I should give it another go please by all means let me know.

 

 

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Re: Your Most Boring Book

Walden

Hands down, I had to read it back in the day for my HS Adv. Lit Class. 

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Re: Your Most Boring Book

So far, anything by Stephanie Meyer.  How she can take a literary vehicle so flexible and rich as "vampires" and turn it into drivel is amazing to me.  I forced my way through the first one and then thinking that perhaps she might build the storyline into something of more substance, I purchased the second.  Big mistake, I wanted my money back. 

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Re: Your Most Boring Book

Ugh!  There's been a few.  The one that comes to mind first is Watership Down which I was required to read in HS.  The whole class hated it and we only got through it because we started making up voices for the characters while reading it to add to the entertainment value.  I'll never forget the look on the principals pace when he walked by the class one day...  Another is Gerald's Game by Stephen King.  I love Stephen King but this book was just torture to get through.

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Nevermore1, I do remember reading "Watership Down."  There was another book around that time titled, "Jonathan Livingston Seagull."  It must have been the era of talking animal books being popular.  I have to admit, Nevermore1, that I would have loved to have seen that look on your high school principal's face when the class was mimicking the voices of those rabbits.

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