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Books you wish you could unread
« on: April 06, 2015, 12:53 PM »
Is there any book you wish you could unread?

First one I came to my mind was The Grass Harp by Truman Capote  :'(
But it´s a classic. Maybe I should give it a chance again  ^-^
 

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Re: Books you wish you could unread
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2015, 03:53 AM »
What got me started on this was thinking about the few times I walked out of a movie theatre because I could not bear to watch a movie to its conclusion, which led me to think about books I could not finish.

One of those was the tentacle thingie someone posted here for jokes. I wish I could unread it because it was awful awful awful. The kind of awful train wreck that you cannot stop reading but do not really wish to go on, you just wish a disembodied hand would turn off your e-reader and pat you gently, "Now, now, honey, no more of that nastie thing...".

Denial is a River in Egypt, innit?
 

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Re: Books you wish you could unread
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2015, 04:08 AM »
Anything by Thomas Hardy..... I was forced to read him at school and I never want to be that depressed again.  You know you are doomed if you are either in a Thomas hardy book or a Puccini Opera.

I got over the Hardy books by reading "Cold Comfort Farm"

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Re: Books you wish you could unread
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015, 06:50 AM »

Beautifull, but it is terrible! Blindness by José Saramago.
Humans at their worst but so believable...
I think that's the worst about it, we totally believe that if that happens people will do everything he wrote, if not more..:
Hands in the air *wave* *wave* *wave* :D
 

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Re: Books you wish you could unread
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2015, 07:06 AM »
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Beautifull, but it is terrible! Blindness by José Saramago.
Humans at their worst but so believable...
I think that's the worst about it, we totally believe that if that happens people will do everything he wrote, if not more..:

Humans at their worse.... just have to watch the news  :(
Worse here ATM.... we have an election going on.... and the Tories/UKIP all have faces that need a fist in them....
“So many books, so little time.” ― Frank Zappa
 

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Re: Books you wish you could unread
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2015, 07:59 AM »
I made the mistake of buying an English version of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975). I got to the third page before trashing it.

Unfortunately it made me biased, and I never attempted the original one to this day.

I guess I am not yet to the point where I will be motherteresified.


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Humans at their worse.... just have to watch the news  :(
Worse here ATM.... we have an election going on.... and the Tories/UKIP all have faces that need a fist in them....
Denial is a River in Egypt, innit?
 

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Re: Books you wish you could unread
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2015, 10:17 AM »
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I made the mistake of buying an English version of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975). I got to the third page before trashing it.

Unfortunately it made me biased, and I never attempted the original one to this day.

I guess I am not yet to the point where I will be motherteresified.

motherteresified. that is just allowing people die from illness that could easily be treated and spending money raised from lovely people like "Papa Doc" on convents....  >:D
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Re: Books you wish you could unread
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2015, 10:31 AM »
Hmm convents...Casanova, The Sound of Music, The Flying Nun...
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Re: Books you wish you could unread
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2015, 12:03 AM »
Oh, another one: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Philip K. Dick). I think I had higher expectations becasuse I saw the movie first, and liked it, and the book is more a basis for it, and not what I expect it to be.
 

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Re: Books you wish you could unread
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2015, 04:59 AM »
One of my fav movies of all times. I own the director´s cut, the boxed special you name it.
The book could not possibly live up to my expectations, so I enjoyed it for what it was.
The sequel however is another story...literally. it starts so interestingly... and flops.

Oh and any Tina Folsom book, please entity above, let me forget her name as she is a disgrace to anyone who wants to call themselves authors.


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Oh, another one: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Philip K. Dick). I think I had higher expectations becasuse I saw the movie first, and liked it, and the book is more a basis for it, and not what I expect it to be.
Denial is a River in Egypt, innit?
 

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Re: Books you wish you could unread
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2015, 12:00 PM »
Ah, the tricky second parts...  :(

You gave me an idea: I'm going to add a post of books & movies  :)
 

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Re: Books you wish you could unread
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2015, 12:06 PM »
Any books by Shakespeare.   Hated those in school and never understood the teachers passion for this writer. 
Please excuse any spelling errors.   I have dyslexic fingers!
 

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Re: Books you wish you could unread
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2015, 12:28 PM »
Usually the classics, with the exception of The Bronte Sisters and Jane Austen.
They are books better watched in movies instead of reading 30+ pages talking about the meadows...
 

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