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Offline BostonDiner

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Re: Books you can't bloody stand...
« Reply #345 on: January 06, 2015, 07:24:39 AM »
Hated that book... just ugh. Story was terrible, characters boring - I didn't care for any of them, never rooted for any or sympathized with any. Predictable ending. I kept saying - no way, it won't end like this. Yup. There could have been more to the book but it felt so unpolished and like more of a rough draft/skeleton of a story.

Yes, terrible book.  I couldn't help wanting her to get into the twins applying for British passports -- it all seemed too easy a transition for them.  But it was rubbish anyway.
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Re: Books you can't bloody stand...
« Reply #346 on: January 06, 2015, 08:28:09 PM »
Steinbeck's "The Pearl".   I had vague memories of disliking it in school so I read it again last year.   What a thoroughly depressing story.

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Re: Books you can't bloody stand...
« Reply #347 on: January 20, 2016, 12:50:55 AM »
Fifty Shades of Grey - E.L. James
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
Women in Love - D.H. Lawrence

I'm sure there's more, but that's what comes to mind at the moment. Don't get me started on 50...
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Re: Books you can't bloody stand...
« Reply #348 on: January 20, 2016, 08:28:18 AM »
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

It's hard to like....
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Re: Books you can't bloody stand...
« Reply #349 on: December 22, 2016, 05:00:46 AM »
on the road-- jack kerouac
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Re: Books you can't bloody stand...
« Reply #350 on: December 22, 2016, 12:34:42 PM »
on the road-- jack kerouac

I read a quote from, I think, Stephen Stills on Jerry Garcia's guitar playing. It was something like, "I don't mind hearing a guy noodling around on guitar....I just don't want to have to pay for it."
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Re: Books you can't bloody stand...
« Reply #351 on: December 23, 2016, 10:58:16 AM »
I've been to several Grateful Dead shows but I always got bored during the noodling bits.

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Re: Books you can't bloody stand...
« Reply #352 on: December 23, 2016, 11:12:35 AM »
I've been to several Grateful Dead shows but I always got bored during the noodling bits.

I have heard - but cannot verify - that with the right aid, the noodling took on a higher meaning. 
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