Books I was Forced to Read in School
606 7.61. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
I hated it!
I shouldn't have bothered finishing it till the end, but I did. I should have just skipped it and read the relevant notes online.
The characters were ridiculous and unlikable. The events were not gripping and the style not to my taste.
I honestly could not see why everyone else liked it.
This is the only novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald I have ever read and I didn't like it at all.
I can't judge an author after reading only one novel of his so I'm willing to give it a try and read something else by him.
But this one was just simply a bore.
10 7.32. The Sun Also Rises (Scribner Classics) - Ernest Hemingway
This is only the second novel by Hemingway I have read, but I can already tell that this author is not one I'm going to appreciate.
He's repetitive, dull, and full of himself.
If I get any more assignments regarding his novels I'm just going to skip the torture of reading his crap and just read the spark notes online.
55 7.43. Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of... - Jostein Gaarder
I actually liked this novel.
Rarely does the teacher pick a decent story for us to read, but this time we struck gold with this one.
This is one of the very few assigned reading materials I have ever enjoyed.
292 7.24. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
The first Hemingway novel I read and it bored me to tears.
Luckily we got it out of the way at the beginning of the year, and this nightmare will not repeat itself ever again.
58 8.75. Jane Eyre (Signet Classics) - Charlotte Brontë
I hate romance novels in general and avoid them like the plague, but Jane Eyre will always be an exception.
I don't know why but this book really got to me and has been with me for years, being read and re-read ever since it was assigned to us.
6 66. Heart of Darkness and Other Tales - Joseph Conrad
I found this book to be funny. When I told the teacher this he gave me an odd look.
Still, I will never read it again if I can help it.
245 87. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
Much like The Great Gatsby, I found every character here to be repugnant, except for Elinor.
Will avoid contact with this book in the future.
14 7.28. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
I loved it and I hated it.
I hated it because the characters were despicable and weak. Also, it was a romance.
I loved it because it started in class conversations about necrophilia.
Suffice to say the teachers now look at me with odd glances.
7 9.29. The Illiad - homer
I loved it despite the fact that I can't remember squat.
Must re-read it again sometime in the future.
3 1010. The Divine Comedy - Unabridged - Dante Alighieri
Hell was the most fun, purgatory was the most interesting, and heaven was a snooze fest.
Will re-read it again in the future.
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