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Old 04-14-2009, 09:29 PM #43
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I'm pretty sure its A Seperate Peace, but yes, there is clearly some homosexual undertones there. I didn't care for it either.
It's actually A Separate Peace, and I thought it was quite good.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:50 PM #44
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:40 PM #45
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Great Expectations. I hated that book. We had to read it and watch the movie.

How can you guys not like A Brave New World?
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:05 PM #46
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I was certainly not a fan of Pride and Prejudice or Tess of d'Urbervilles.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:14 PM #47
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I really didn't like The Kite Runner.


I can't say I have read many books in my life that I though were worse.
dude that book was amazing
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:27 AM #48
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I freaking hated The Da Vinci Code. I don't read much pop lit because I'm an English major and read too much other stuff already, but I read that book after hearing about it forever, thinking it would at least be engaging. Instead, it's so nauseatingly predictable that you can guess who the secret person carrying Jesus' blood is just about 2 pages after the idea is introduced.

But no one is arguing that The Da Vinci Code is great literature. In terms of what is supposedly classic and still sucks, Lord of the Flies takes the title.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:36 AM #49
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:11 PM #51
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Im surprised how many people hate Gatsby. I thought it was a greak book.
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:56 PM #52
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:21 PM #53
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I freaking hated The Da Vinci Code. I don't read much pop lit because I'm an English major and read too much other stuff already, but I read that book after hearing about it forever, thinking it would at least be engaging. Instead, it's so nauseatingly predictable that you can guess who the secret person carrying Jesus' blood is just about 2 pages after the idea is introduced.

But no one is arguing that The Da Vinci Code is great literature. In terms of what is supposedly classic and still sucks, Lord of the Flies takes the title.
I totally agree with you. I just read the Da Vinci Code, and while I did like it alot, everything was so predictable. Also, even though the book manages to engage the reader with suspense, the way he created suspense is almost just cheesy. I pretty much roll my eyes after each chapter. I've been trying to read Angels and Demons before the movie comes out, but I've pretty much given up, too ****ing cheesy.
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dude that book was amazing
Seriously, i had to read it two years ago for school, but ended up not being able to put it down.
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:13 AM #55
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:12 PM #56
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The Great Gatsby.
Yes. My God I hated that book. I just couldn't do it. I know it's a good book, everyone loves it, and it's highly regarded, but I just couldn't do it, man. I hate it.

And I thoroughly enjoyed Brave New World, actually.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:27 PM #57
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To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, Scarlet Letter, A Separate Peace and Twilight.

I didn't even finish Twilight, just got to a point where I didn't want to read it anymore.
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So you pretty much hated your high school English classes, huh?
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:26 PM #59
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I think some of us hated high school English not so much because of the story, but because of the work associated with the reading. If we were to go at our own pace and read it, I think some of us would change our opinions about some pieces of literature.

Actually, that kinda makes me want to go back and read The Poisonwood Bible now.
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Yeah, it depends on the person as well, I suppose. I liked the story of Lord of the Flies, but I did not at all enjoy the author's writing style. But I loved The Hobbit during freshman year. For me it was the text itself. Senior year we read like 4 books, and I liked a couple of them but some were pretty slow reads.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:49 PM #61
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:01 PM #62
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I think some of us hated high school English not so much because of the story, but because of the work associated with the reading. If we were to go at our own pace and read it, I think some of us would change our opinions about some pieces of literature.

Actually, that kinda makes me want to go back and read The Poisonwood Bible now.
I couldn't stand reading in class, I would always just read the book the first week on my own. Made it much more enjoyable.
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