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Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 12:29 PM Reply

To Kill a Mocking Bird. Honestly, it's really boring, i don't know how anyone couldve enjoyed it.

Oh, and keep your "LOL READING IS GEH LOL" outa here plz.


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 12:30 PM Reply

the bible.
lolololol


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 12:32 PM Reply

Why must people keep talking about Harry Potter books?

We get the books are better than the movie.


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 12:32 PM Reply

To Kill a Mockingbird is absolutely phenomenal, a personal favourite.

Harry Potter series is obviously overrated. I absolutely love Harry Potter, but it just seems like semi-retarded fan fiction.


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 12:32 PM Reply

First of all, obvious troll is obvious. Second, the book is a classic because of its honest, raw portrayal of racism in the early 20th century as well as the characterization of Atticus, a man who is willing to stand against this racism to protect the true equality of man. Of course, that's just scratching the surface, the book is also a riveting page turner with complex characters, motivations, and events.

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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 12:32 PM Reply

At 9/24/11 12:30 PM, i-am-ghey wrote: the bible.
lolololol

This

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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 12:32 PM Reply

At 9/24/11 12:30 PM, i-am-ghey wrote: the bible.
lolololol

I agree on this 100%. All that book has is just really good fiction

lolololol
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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 12:33 PM Reply

The Bible.

Who would really believe those nonsensical stories about grown men running around deserts doing random shit? Plus even if they were real, who would give a shit?


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 12:34 PM Reply

At 9/24/11 12:31 PM, daethdrain wrote: The scarlet letter was impossible to read, but I don't know if anyone actually liked that book.

I just read it and comprehended everything after only a glance through it. The plot and foreshadowing, along with all the tropes and complex literary devices used, are much more obvious once you have read through the entirety thereof and truly got into the book, immersing yourself in the oft overly-verbose text and shit.


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 12:34 PM Reply

The Bib-

Dammit.

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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 12:35 PM Reply

At 9/24/11 12:34 PM, SuperSilver123 wrote: The Bib-

Dammit.

Ah, yes, the Bible.

Such hilarity and nuisance all in about 1000 pages.


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 12:37 PM Reply

At 9/24/11 12:35 PM, EDylan wrote:
At 9/24/11 12:34 PM, SuperSilver123 wrote: The Bib-

Dammit.
Ah, yes, the Bible.

Such hilarity and nuisance all in about 1000 pages.

Hm, I think people give to much beef on the bible. If you actually read the damn thing, you can actually know a thing or two about human behavior.

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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 12:42 PM Reply

Am I really going to be the first one to say the Twilight Series? I mean, I tried to read it JUST when it started getting popular, way before they made Twilight movies and shit. I got about 100 pages in, and just had to give it back to the guy that let me borrow it. The same guy that told me it was a good book.

God-awful book clearly only written for female appeal.

You should probably go fuck yourself.

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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 12:42 PM Reply

At 9/24/11 12:36 PM, daethdrain wrote: That's the thing babe. The book is to complex, instead of telling the fucking story they go of on a ten page rant explaining how the whore feels.

American literature ==> imperfect literature. There's always some annoyance to be had when reading that shit, but it's absolutely fantastic for learning how to bullshit while seeming clever!

Hester Prynne blah blah Pearl blah blah Chillingworth being a huge fucking creeper blah blah blah blah blah... that pretty much sums up the borderline nonexistent, yet still pleasant plot.


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 12:48 PM Reply

At 9/24/11 12:45 PM, daethdrain wrote: But you are a better reader than me so that's probably it.

Bullshit.

See? You're getting better at it already! :P


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 12:54 PM Reply

At 9/24/11 12:37 PM, unconsidered wrote:
At 9/24/11 12:35 PM, EDylan wrote:
At 9/24/11 12:34 PM, SuperSilver123 wrote: The Bib-

Dammit.
Ah, yes, the Bible.

Such hilarity and nuisance all in about 1000 pages.
Hm, I think people give to much beef on the bible. If you actually read the damn thing, you can actually know a thing or two about human behavior.

Your opinion will be unconsidered. Plus what can you learn from the bible that you can't learn from life or other books?

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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 12:56 PM Reply

The dictionary of course.


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 12:58 PM Reply

Any Stephen King book ever. I am not muscling through a book 2,000 pages long.


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 12:58 PM Reply

At 9/24/11 12:54 PM, MetalBox wrote: Your opinion will be unconsidered. Plus what can you learn from the bible that you can't learn from life or other books?

If you view it as a piece of literature and not a religious document, the Bible is actually a well-written, consistently stylized novel that makes for a great read if you can suspend your disbelief.

But no, learning morals doesn't necessarily require this book. You're absolutely right in that department, bromosome.


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 01:00 PM Reply

At 9/24/11 12:58 PM, Rivergrey wrote: If you view it as a piece of literature and not a religious document, the Bible is actually a well-written, consistently stylized novel that makes for a great read if you can suspend your disbelief.

I consider the bible a literary work of satire, then. It has great grammar and punctuation, along with great diction.


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 01:03 PM Reply

At 9/24/11 12:30 PM, i-am-ghey wrote: the bible.
lolololol

Lol this comes in second


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 01:04 PM Reply

At 9/24/11 12:32 PM, HURRHURR wrote: First of all, obvious troll is obvious.

First I'm not a troll, second, its just my personal opinion, I didn't like it.


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 01:46 PM Reply

At 9/24/11 12:32 PM, MetalBox wrote:
At 9/24/11 12:30 PM, i-am-ghey wrote: the bible.
lolololol
I agree on this 100%. All that book has is just really good fiction

lolololol

It's not even that - you present it to a literary critic and ask them to give it a review, they won't rate it that highly. It's a half decent story, but not as good as comparable works of fantasy, such as Discworld or Lord of the Rings.


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 01:51 PM Reply

Twilight.

FOR FUCKS SAKE THE ONLY REASON YOU READ THOSE BOOKS WAS BECAUSE YOUR VAGINA HAS A BONER FOR THE DOUCHEBAG PLAYING THE VAMPIRE IN THE MOVIE.

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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 01:53 PM Reply

At 9/24/11 01:51 PM, explodingbunnies wrote: Vagina Boner, Aw yeah.

It's called a Lady Boner. Hasn't your mother ever taught you manners?


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 01:54 PM Reply

A great work of fiction should make the reader feel, at least for a moment, that what they are reading is real. The reader should get lost in the book, and become absorbed by it, and it should have a lasting effect on them. The bible, then, succeeds as a great work of fiction. It's not over-rated, it's just incredibly influential and it does what it sets out to do; brainwash people.

Most over-rated book IMO would be... anything by Shakespeare. We had to read it at school, it was fucking horrible.

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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 01:55 PM Reply

At 9/24/11 01:53 PM, Rivergrey wrote:
At 9/24/11 01:51 PM, explodingbunnies wrote: Vagina Boner, Aw yeah.
It's called a Lady Boner. Hasn't your mother ever taught you manners?

Don't you have to be a an actual lady to have one of those?

I'm just asking


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 01:55 PM Reply

Honestly I've got to say either the Lord of the Rings trilogy or Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, which I literally put down 3/4ths of the way through (Which I NEVER usually do). Simply because they both bored the fuck out of me, lotr had about 300 pages worth of descriptions of trees and great expectations had sooo much waffling about nothing.


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 01:57 PM Reply

So how many fundamentalists do you derps actually know?

Anyway, Catcher in the rye


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 01:58 PM Reply

At 9/24/11 01:55 PM, Mismo wrote: I'm just asking

:DDD

At 9/24/11 01:55 PM, Fim wrote: Honestly I've got to say either the Lord of the Rings trilogy or Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, which I literally put down 3/4ths of the way through (Which I NEVER usually do). Simply because they both bored the fuck out of me, lotr had about 300 pages worth of descriptions of trees and great expectations had sooo much waffling about nothing.

This too, even more so than The Scarlet Letter. Descriptiveness is fine and all, but plot advancement and conflict are frequently much more interesting to those who don't find detail, engaging and immersive, myself included.


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