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Biggest Disappointments

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

Members: 168 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
12,338 members, 443 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Explanations:

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

5
28,869 members, 844 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)
6
11,592 members, 709 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)
7
7,041 members, 61 reviews
3.36 stars (3.36 stars)
8
5,803 members, 209 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)
9
4,445 members, 357 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)
10
1,122 members, 86 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)
11
27,416 members, 1,481 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
12
17,190 members, 676 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)
14
6,714 members, 157 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)
15
2,905 members, 178 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)
16
9,290 members, 88 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
17
8,751 members, 127 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Explanations:

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

18
8,076 members, 353 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Luisali, chgstrom, ahef1963, edparks

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 3

19
6,938 members, 113 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Explanations:

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

20
5,824 members, 157 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)
21
5,658 members, 427 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)
22
4,530 members, 253 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Explanations:

aulsmith (7): Expected more ethical frisson.

23
3,966 members, 460 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: _Zoe_, elainemberman, norabelle414, generalkala

Thumbs down: keeneam

Score: 3

24
3,715 members, 191 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)
25
3,287 members, 94 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: SylviaC, mmignano11, generalkala

Score: 3

26
3,184 members, 306 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: foggidawn, elainemberman, inge87

Score: 3

27
2,228 members, 161 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: tottman, pammab, souloftherose, aulsmith

Thumbs down: merrystar

Score: 3

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.

28
1,897 members, 31 reviews
2.71 stars (2.71 stars)
29
282 members, 12 reviews
2.99 stars (2.99 stars)

Lists: calm, Edward, Bluewolf0411

Score: 3

30
41,660 members, 3,015 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: lilacwest, briarhills, ahef1963

Thumbs down: KimarieBee

Score: 2

31
29,958 members, 948 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: mspixieears, martensgirl, generalkala

Thumbs down: ahef1963

Score: 2

32
20,880 members, 372 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: jeffza, ahef1963

Score: 2

33
14,035 members, 436 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: edparks, ahef1963

Score: 2

34
13,953 members, 273 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: edparks, ahef1963

Score: 2

35
10,322 members, 153 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: Peace2, ahef1963

Score: 2

36
9,059 members, 711 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: Peace2, ahef1963

Score: 2

37
7,949 members, 353 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Lexxi, ahef1963

Score: 2

38
7,836 members, 299 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: teeth, edparks

Score: 2

39
6,980 members, 169 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: pewterbreath, gilroy, ahef1963

Thumbs down: reconditereader

Score: 2

40
6,516 members, 124 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411, ahef1963

Score: 2

41
6,454 members, 47 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: lachapakhan, tottman

Score: 2

42
5,871 members, 566 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: generalkala, keristars, foggidawn

Thumbs down: sundancer

Score: 2

43
5,762 members, 349 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: inge87, Peace2

Score: 2

44
5,293 members, 239 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: tess_schoolmarm, AnneGerring, souloftherose

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 2

45
4,940 members, 96 reviews
3.18 stars (3.18 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, edparks

Score: 2

46
4,832 members, 416 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, briarhills

Score: 2

47
4,610 members, 70 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: Cecrow, briarhills

Score: 2

Explanations:

Cecrow (9): Repetition, little forward momentum, Ayla's Mary Sue complex ... good comfort read, though.

48
4,135 members, 36 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: hipdeep, ahef1963

Score: 2

49
3,846 members, 107 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: teeth, briarhills

Score: 2

50
3,265 members, 48 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: ijustgetbored, lahochstetler, Bluewolf0411

Thumbs down: Pigletto

Score: 2

51
3,232 members, 159 reviews
2.78 stars (2.78 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, edparks

Score: 2

52
2,491 members, 178 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Lists: SugarCreekRanch, sjmccreary, Bluewolf0411

Thumbs down: keristars

Score: 2

53
2,364 members, 82 reviews
3.1 stars (3.1 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky, ahef1963

Score: 2

54
1,990 members, 123 reviews
3.02 stars (3.02 stars)

Lists: martensgirl, sjmccreary, michigantrumpet

Thumbs down: nancyewhite

Score: 2

55
1,978 members, 66 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: sjmccreary, edparks

Score: 2

56
1,451 members, 33 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: Simone2, teeth

Score: 2

57
1,399 members, 23 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: SylviaC, ahef1963

Score: 2

58
1,096 members, 9 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: Dilara86, Moomin_Mama

Score: 2

59
823 members, 16 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 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.

60
654 members, 51 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: loremistress, briarhills

Score: 2

61
631 members, 17 reviews
3.16 stars (3.16 stars)

Lists: anglemark, Bluewolf0411

Score: 2

62
627 members, 16 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ncgraham, aulsmith, ahef1963

Thumbs down: gennyt

Score: 2

Explanations:

aulsmith (18): Too episodic and I didn't think the Morgaine stuff helped.

63
527 members, 40 reviews
3.32 stars (3.32 stars)
64
442 members, 34 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: lahochstetler, Bluewolf0411

Score: 2

65
314 members, 3 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: jasmaynard, Moomin_Mama

Score: 2

66
49 members, 4 reviews
2.94 stars (2.94 stars)

Lists: ncgraham, Bluewolf0411

Score: 2

68
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: foggidawn, amysisson, _Zoe_

Thumbs down: katie4098

Score: 2

71
21,552 members, 295 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky, jasmaynard

Thumbs down: ahef1963

Score: 1

72
20,637 members, 797 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Explanations:

Cecrow (8): Too much hyperbole raised my expectations

73
19,665 members, 244 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

75
14,719 members, 234 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy, ahef1963

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 1

76
14,000 members, 195 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Simone2

Score: 1

77
13,484 members, 277 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: thecoroner, ahef1963

Thumbs down: Cecrow

Score: 1

78
13,307 members, 203 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, edparks

Thumbs down: ahef1963

Score: 1

79
12,525 members, 536 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: zottel

Score: 1

Explanations:

zottel (2): I loved all of Mitchell's other works, especially Ghostwritten and The Bone Clocks. Compared to those, Cloud Atlas really was a disappointment. Flat characters, boring stories, all in all far away from the quality of his other books. It's not really bad, but not very good, either—Mitchell can do MUCH better. If you haven't read a Mitchell before, don't choose this one as your first.… (more)

80
10,671 members, 190 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: edparks

Score: 1

81
10,536 members, 233 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: chgstrom, generalkala, pammab

Thumbs down: siok, guyalice

Score: 1

82
10,457 members, 177 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: edparks

Score: 1

83
9,008 members, 842 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: teeth, elainemberman

Thumbs down: ahef1963

Score: 1

84
8,171 members, 216 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000

Score: 1

85
7,868 members, 136 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky

Score: 1

86
6,932 members, 370 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: edparks

Score: 1

87
5,909 members, 89 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: cej1027

Score: 1

88
5,701 members, 164 reviews
3.11 stars (3.11 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000

Score: 1

89
5,617 members, 271 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: edparks

Score: 1

90
5,547 members, 386 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: teeth, AnneGerring, edparks

Thumbs down: souloftherose, MmeRose

Score: 1

91
5,541 members, 175 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: WhatUsername, elainemberman

Thumbs down: Simone2

Score: 1

92
5,537 members, 129 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky

Score: 1

93
5,514 members, 305 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: MmeRose, aulsmith

Thumbs down: 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.

94
5,410 members, 119 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, mmignano11

Thumbs down: Simone2

Score: 1

95
5,252 members, 231 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Moomin_Mama

Score: 1

96
4,977 members, 244 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: susiesharp, briarhills, foggidawn

Thumbs down: keeneam, Samantha_kathy

Score: 1

97
4,810 members, 93 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: lahochstetler

Score: 1

98
4,537 members, 47 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Simone2

Score: 1

99
4,438 members, 78 reviews
3.23 stars (3.23 stars)

Lists: edparks

Score: 1

100
4,399 members, 351 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: amysisson, hipdeep

Thumbs down: reconditereader

Score: 1

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Started by: _Zoe_ (January 2012)

Type: Unnumbered

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