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Biggest Disappointments

Description: What books were so much worse than you expected them to be?

Members: 166 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
2
13,658 members, 466 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Explanations:

Cecrow (5): So much potential, so little happens. But the sequels are better.

4
30,586 members, 871 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)
5
18,253 members, 698 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (21): Expected much more than a series of coincidences and fights.

6
13,002 members, 280 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (24): Somehow I was led to believe that this book was amusing; I don't find child neglect and abuse funny so I hated it.

7
22,858 members, 313 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (25): I was not expecting so much misogyny. Couldn't finish.

9
7,269 members, 163 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)
10
5,095 members, 371 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)
11
3,430 members, 184 reviews
3.06 stars (3.06 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (26): I thought this was pretty workaday considering all the good things I'd heard about it.

12
13,964 members, 218 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (27): I couldn't even manage a chapter of staggering genius. Overrated, even by the author.

13
13,686 members, 760 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
14
7,668 members, 72 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)
15
6,333 members, 221 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)
16
6,032 members, 442 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)
17
3,064 members, 189 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (28): Didn't know steampunk could be this boring.

18
1,305 members, 88 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)
20
32,402 members, 977 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)
21
11,551 members, 958 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: teeth, elainemberman, ahef1963

Score: 3

Explanations:

ahef1963 (29): Wanted to like, but found it extremely troubling.

22
9,985 members, 97 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)
23
6,538 members, 98 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: cej1027, gypsysmom, ahef1963

Score: 3

Explanations:

ahef1963 (30): I'd liked The Scarlet Letter so much that I was hoping this one would be as good; it turned out to be extremely dull.

24
5,311 members, 101 reviews
3.17 stars (3.17 stars)
25
5,260 members, 283 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Explanations:

aulsmith (7): Expected more ethical frisson.

26
4,509 members, 475 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: _Zoe_, elainemberman, norabelle414, generalkala

Thumbs down: keeneam

Score: 3

27
4,153 members, 298 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: edparks, gypsysmom, ahef1963

Score: 3

Explanations:

ahef1963 (31): Meh.

28
3,914 members, 199 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)
29
3,893 members, 337 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: foggidawn, elainemberman, inge87

Score: 3

30
3,769 members, 103 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: SylviaC, mmignano11, generalkala

Score: 3

31
3,420 members, 50 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)
32
1,976 members, 35 reviews
2.71 stars (2.71 stars)
33
296 members, 12 reviews
2.99 stars (2.99 stars)

Lists: calm, Edward, Bluewolf0411

Score: 3

34
31,204 members, 1,566 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
35
22,117 members, 440 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, ahef1963, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom

Score: 2

Explanations:

ahef1963 (32): I could not get through this.

36
11,138 members, 189 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom, edparks

Score: 2

37
11,079 members, 244 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: chgstrom, generalkala, pammab

Thumbs down: guyalice

Score: 2

38
9,501 members, 143 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Explanations:

Cecrow (6): Probably deserves another chance, but was too dense for me to penetrate.

39
8,968 members, 154 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom, CGlanovsky

Score: 2

40
8,833 members, 149 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, edparks

Score: 2

Explanations:

ahef1963 (33): Did not like. Possibly because my husband had just left me - I probably wouldn't have liked any book.

41
7,628 members, 188 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, pewterbreath, gilroy

Thumbs down: reconditereader

Score: 2

Explanations:

ahef1963 (3): A friend suggested this book, and I couldn't see what she liked so much. Dull, dull, dull.

42
7,502 members, 403 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: inge87, Peace2

Score: 2

43
7,420 members, 126 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Explanations:

aulsmith (16): Heinlein really did need to edit this.

44
7,020 members, 55 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: lachapakhan, tottman

Score: 2

45
6,709 members, 584 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: generalkala, keristars, foggidawn

Thumbs down: sundancer

Score: 2

46
6,382 members, 165 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, mmignano11

Score: 2

47
5,542 members, 440 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, briarhills

Score: 2

48
4,719 members, 50 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Simone2, ahef1963

Score: 2

Explanations:

ahef1963 (34): One of the authors I like the best, and I couldn't get through his most famous work.

49
4,041 members, 110 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: teeth, briarhills

Score: 2

50
3,501 members, 166 reviews
2.8 stars (2.8 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, edparks

Score: 2

51
2,783 members, 195 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: SugarCreekRanch, sjmccreary, Bluewolf0411

Thumbs down: keristars

Score: 2

52
2,686 members, 89 reviews
3.09 stars (3.09 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky, ahef1963

Score: 2

Explanations:

ahef1963 (23): Couldn't stand all the histrionics.

53
2,473 members, 179 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: tottman, pammab, souloftherose, aulsmith

Thumbs down: gypsysmom, merrystar

Score: 2

Explanations:

merrystar (0): This one was better than I expected

aulsmith (10): Needed serious editing. There's a great book with about half of this and half of All Clear.

54
2,463 members, 183 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: Minthe, edparks

Score: 2

56
2,152 members, 127 reviews
3.02 stars (3.02 stars)

Lists: martensgirl, sjmccreary, michigantrumpet

Thumbs down: nancyewhite

Score: 2

57
2,094 members, 71 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: sjmccreary, edparks

Score: 2

58
1,572 members, 34 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: Simone2, teeth

Score: 2

59
1,150 members, 10 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: Dilara86, Moomin_Mama

Score: 2

60
913 members, 16 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: mspixieears, Eowyn1, souloftherose

Thumbs down: Cecrow

Score: 2

Explanations:

Cecrow (0): The first two trilogies I really liked, but I'd agree the last set didn't add anything.

61
750 members, 33 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu, gypsysmom

Score: 2

62
695 members, 52 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: loremistress, briarhills

Score: 2

63
575 members, 40 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)
64
475 members, 35 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: lahochstetler, Bluewolf0411

Score: 2

65
357 members, 4 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: jasmaynard, Moomin_Mama

Score: 2

66
54 members, 4 reviews
2.85 stars (2.85 stars)

Lists: ncgraham, Bluewolf0411

Score: 2

68
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: foggidawn, amysisson, _Zoe_

Thumbs down: katie4098

Score: 2

69
43,745 members, 1,150 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

70
25,565 members, 588 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Explanations:

aulsmith (17): I thought it dragged. It was obvious where the plot was going and I didn't find the jokes worth the time to get there.

71
23,864 members, 421 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: jeffza, gypsysmom

Thumbs down: DisassemblyOfReason

Score: 1

72
22,088 members, 321 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: EMS_24

Score: 1

73
18,248 members, 214 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: EMS_24

Score: 1

74
17,301 members, 339 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

75
14,898 members, 448 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: sundancer, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom

Score: 1

76
14,853 members, 1,274 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

77
12,063 members, 171 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: Peace2, ahef1963

Thumbs down: gypsysmom

Score: 1

Explanations:

ahef1963 (22): I like Verne so much but was put to sleep by this adventure.

78
11,515 members, 161 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: pitjrw

Score: 1

79
11,331 members, 201 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: edparks

Score: 1

81
9,350 members, 367 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Lexxi

Score: 1

82
8,595 members, 369 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Luisali, chgstrom, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom, aulsmith

Score: 1

83
8,570 members, 222 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000

Score: 1

84
8,548 members, 104 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: andejons

Score: 1

85
8,380 members, 308 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: teeth, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom

Score: 1

86
7,027 members, 127 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411

Score: 1

87
6,534 members, 328 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: _Zoe_

Score: 1

88
6,361 members, 422 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: teeth, AnneGerring, edparks

Thumbs down: souloftherose, MmeRose

Score: 1

90
6,037 members, 330 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: pitjrw, MmeRose, aulsmith

Thumbs down: gypsysmom, KimarieBee

Score: 1

Explanations:

aulsmith (15): Expecting an award winning book on gender. Got a mediocre piece of spec fic with a lot of hurt/comfort.

91
6,037 members, 254 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: susiesharp, briarhills, foggidawn

Thumbs down: keeneam, Samantha_kathy

Score: 1

92
6,008 members, 171 reviews
3.11 stars (3.11 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000

Score: 1

93
5,911 members, 135 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky

Score: 1

94
5,847 members, 178 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: WhatUsername, elainemberman

Thumbs down: Simone2

Score: 1

95
5,834 members, 278 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: edparks

Score: 1

96
5,803 members, 134 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, mmignano11

Thumbs down: Simone2

Score: 1

97
5,705 members, 254 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)
98
5,630 members, 183 reviews
2.96 stars (2.96 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

99
5,544 members, 246 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Moomin_Mama

Score: 1

100
5,011 members, 95 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: lahochstetler

Score: 1

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Started by: _Zoe_ (January 2012)

Type: Unnumbered

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