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  1. 01 Aug '08 10:06
    The Bible.
  2. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    01 Aug '08 10:43
    Originally posted by lausey
    The Bible.
    You don't read enough bad fiction.

    If you want something that dwarfs the Bible for length and tedium, try John Galsworthy's The Forsyte Saga. Follow that up with The Fountainhead and you'll be well on your way.
  3. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    01 Aug '08 12:28
    The wheel of fortune trilo... quar...cin... thousandology.
    Cause that's what it feels like if you try to read that crap.

    However, the bible is a close second.
  4. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    01 Aug '08 12:50 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by shavixmir

    However, the bible is a close second.
    Bet you haven't read it.

    It's a pity a potentially interesting thread has probably already been sabotaged by a lame attempt to be controversial. The Bible has some good bits, some dull bits, some mad bits, and some fictional bits. The Book of Job is a philosophical fiction; it's actually quite good.
  5. 01 Aug '08 14:06
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Bet you haven't read it.

    It's a pity a potentially interesting thread has probably already been sabotaged by a lame attempt to be controversial. The Bible has some good bits, some dull bits, some mad bits, and some fictional bits. The Book of Job is a philosophical fiction; it's actually quite good.
    The story of Esther is well written.

    The worst fiction was some dreadful story about a twin who killed his brother that started at the "last" chapter.
  6. Standard member RSMA1234
    The Guvnor....!!!!
    01 Aug '08 15:11
    Originally posted by lausey
    The Bible.
    The New testement

    PS - How is your ankle ? Better ?
  7. 01 Aug '08 15:20
    Originally posted by RSMA1234
    The New testement

    PS - How is your ankle ? Better ?
    A little better now, thanks. 🙂
  8. 01 Aug '08 18:34
    Small Changes by Marge Piercy.
  9. Standard member rbmorris
    Vampyroteuthis
    01 Aug '08 19:35
    The worst book I read in recent memory was 'Running With Scissors'.
  10. 02 Aug '08 02:37
    I tried to read a John Saul book once. It was quite awful.
  11. Standard member Nemesio
    Ursulakantor
    02 Aug '08 17:13
    The Cradle by Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee.

    Just dreadful, and so profoundly disappointing from a guy who wrote Childhood's End and
    the Space Odyssey stuff. I mean, it made Andromena Strain look like classic literature.

    Nemesio
  12. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    02 Aug '08 19:07
    Let's face it, John Grisham is a godawful writer. A pox on him.
  13. 03 Aug '08 01:07
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Let's face it, John Grisham is a godawful writer. A pox on him.
    Grisham's biggest selling point is that his stuff isn't very challenging. You can pass the time with it and forget about it.
  14. Standard member Gatecrasher
    Whale watching
    03 Aug '08 02:49
    Originally posted by Nemesio
    The Cradle by Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee.

    Just dreadful, and so profoundly disappointing from a guy who wrote Childhood's End and
    the Space Odyssey stuff. I mean, it made Andromena Strain look like classic literature.

    Nemesio
    You beat me to it! What are the chances of that? Just shows what an appallingly bad book this was.
  15. Standard member Nemesio
    Ursulakantor
    03 Aug '08 20:54
    Originally posted by Gatecrasher
    You beat me to it! What are the chances of that? Just shows what an appallingly bad book this was.
    I think part of it was the sense of expectation. I mean, I hold the works I listed in such high esteem,
    it just never occurred to me that the Cradle would suck so royally. It's very possible that the book
    isn't really all that awful, but merely just a poor showing because I hold him to a standard higher
    than I hold John Grisham or Dan Brown.

    Then again, it was pretty awful...

    Nemesio