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    I was starting a book by one of my favorite guilty pleasure authors (The Lake by Richard Laymon) and it got me thinking about books I've actually put down because they were that awful. Over the years I've been criticized by You-Know-Who because I'm too soft on books, especially authors I like...and I was wondering if any of my fellow CU Book Nerds have ever started reading a book that was so awful you just had to put it down, and never to pick it back up again.

    I've had two books over the past 10+ years that I can think of....fairly obscure novels that quite honestly just sucked. Wake Up Screaming by Vince Courtenay (not poorly written but the plot moved like sludge and had way too many horror cliches for me to keep reading...I gave up 100 pages or so into it) and more recently a book called Alone in the Dark (I think the title is right) by Sephira Giron. This book COULD HAVE been very entertaining but ended up plodding along, going nowhere after 80+ pages and I gave up.
    "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." H.P. Lovecraft in Supernatural Horror in Literature
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    Poison wood Bible
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    Poison wood Bible


    and plenty of other "Oprah" selections.
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    Anything by Suzy McKee Charnas, the woman who brought us horse sex as a feminist plot device. That horror guy....Hautala? He sucks. Most things by Poppy Z. Brite. Most things by King since he sobered up (exceptions - Desperation). All works by Alice Walker.

    It's a long list but I can honestly say that it began with Dahlgren by Delany. I did finish that epic failure but I would have stopped reading within 20 pages if it hadn't been part of a school assignment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap1 View Post
    Anything by Suzy McKee Charnas, the woman who brought us horse sex as a feminist plot device. That horror guy....Hautala? He sucks. Most things by Poppy Z. Brite. Most things by King since he sobered up (exceptions - Desperation). All works by Alice Walker.

    It's a long list but I can honestly say that it began with Dahlgren by Delany. I did finish that epic failure but I would have stopped reading within 20 pages if it hadn't been part of a school assignment.
    Forrest Gump,The Witching Hour,Red Storm Rising !
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    Forrest Gump !
    Really? I never got around to reading the book.


    Just for DS- False Memory by Koontz.:D I HATED that book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    Forrest Gump !
    That was a book? I have managed to avoid the movie for years. Sally Field makes me wince.
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    Not that I've actually read them, but I've been told that the "Bridges of Madison County" guy is a horrid writer. Robert James Waller?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    Really? I never got around to reading the book.


    Just for DS- False Memory by Koontz.:D I HATED that book.
    It's about a retarded guy who wet his pants in the Kennedy White House !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap1 View Post
    That was a book? I have managed to avoid the movie for years. Sally Field makes me wince.


    Book reviews
    'SOMETIMES THERE JUST AIN'T ENOUGH STONES' - Forrest Gump
    Forrest Gump: the book of the movie
    Category:Fiction; Movies

    Bibliographic details: Forrest Gump, by Winston Groom.
    London: Black Swan, 1994
    ISBN 0-552-99609-2
    A$14.95
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    Really? I never got around to reading the book.


    Just for DS- False Memory by Koontz.:D I HATED that book.
    I like Koontz but I can't make it through that book! I've tried maybe 5 times now. I don't even know what the problem is with it.
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