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Added by Harvey on 11 May 2011 05:37
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Books I was Forced to Read in School

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People who added this item 658 Average listal rating (495 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
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.
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
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.
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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.
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People who added this item 359 Average listal rating (221 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
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.
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People who added this item 65 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0
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.
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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.
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People who added this item 258 Average listal rating (122 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
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.
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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.
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 0
The Illiad - homer
I loved it despite the fact that I can't remember squat.

Must re-read it again sometime in the future.
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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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