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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. 2011-09-24 13:59:30 Reply

Great Expectations.


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. 2011-09-24 14:02:48 Reply

At 9/24/11 01:46 PM, Coop wrote:
At 9/24/11 12:32 PM, MetalBox wrote: 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.

You gotta hand it to them though that it's probably the most influential book that has ever been written.

Personally I don't know much about the bible myself other than that it has a few very good stories.


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. 2011-09-24 14:22:31 Reply

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Really not a fan of Mark Twain in general.

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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. 2011-09-24 14:24:40 Reply

To Kill a Mockingbird is fucking terrible IMO.


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. 2011-09-24 14:25:38 Reply

At 9/24/11 12:32 PM, EDylan wrote: Why must people keep talking about Harry Potter books?

We get the books are better than the movie.

I prefer the movies to the books GASP

While I love the books, fuck yeah they're overrated.


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. 2011-09-24 14:31:40 Reply

At 9/24/11 02:02 PM, Auz wrote:
At 9/24/11 01:46 PM, Coop wrote:
At 9/24/11 12:32 PM, MetalBox wrote: I agree on this 100%. All that book has is just really good fiction

lolololol
Coop and Auz

Or I could be quoting something said in a similiar thread, but altering it so that it fits this one

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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. 2011-09-24 14:34:35 Reply

At 9/24/11 12:29 PM, micky315 wrote:
Oh, and keep your "LOL READING IS GEH LOL" outa here plz.

reading is gay


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. 2011-09-24 14:35:07 Reply

Harry Potter, without a doubt. It does not deserve all the praise it's gotten.

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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. 2011-09-24 14:35:35 Reply

At 9/24/11 12:42 PM, Rivergrey wrote: 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.

The Scarlet Letter's plot is largely about the symbolic significance of Christianity, i.e. Hell is guilt and Heaven is freedom for it; I actually liked it because it calls to mind the fact that guilt (and the pain from it) in a religion is usually created by the religion, not cured by it.

My vote goes to Grapes of Wrath (cornerstone of a Nobel Prize in Literature). It might as well have come out and said "Communism--it's as American as apple pie!"


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. 2011-09-24 14:37:05 Reply

At 9/24/11 02:35 PM, ohbombuh wrote: Grapes of Wrath

Oddly enough, I was just just getting started on that as I type for English after T.S.L.

Sweet coincidence is sweet. o_o


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. 2011-09-24 14:37:14 Reply

"A classic is a book which people praise and don't read."- Mark Twain


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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. 2011-09-24 14:56:07 Reply

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

I did because I am not retarded

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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. 2011-09-24 15:03:46 Reply

At 9/24/11 01:46 PM, Coop wrote:
At 9/24/11 12:32 PM, MetalBox wrote:
At 9/24/11 12:30 PM, i-am-ghey wrote:
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.

LOTR doesn't even come about without the Bible

In fact, the vast majority of fantasy itself bases its foundation on the Bible so I would say that the Bible is a pretty big fucking deal when it comes to literature.

Maybe you don't like the story but calling it overrated is completely idiotic because it's influence on literature cannot be overstated.

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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. 2011-09-24 15:08:46 Reply

At 9/24/11 03:07 PM, daethdrain wrote:
At 9/24/11 02:56 PM, Gobblemeister wrote:
At 9/24/11 12:31 PM, daethdrain wrote: I liked it. The scarlet letter was impossible to read, but I don't know if anyone actually liked that book.
I did because I am not retarded
To bad you're a fucking piece of shit.

Hey man you can assert your pseudo intellect all you want that's cool you know just remember that you're not fooling anyone.......

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Response to Most Overrated book of all time. 2011-09-24 15:24:29 Reply

At 9/24/11 12:35 PM, daethdrain wrote: But..... The books are the originals....... Hmmmm. Wait so you love the movies but hate the books or what?

I love the books, but I'm willing to admit they're shit, it's a guilty pleasure. Movies are worse.


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