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Biggest Disappointments

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

Members: 176 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
2
14,521 members, 472 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Explanations:

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

3
49,558 members, 2,129 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)
4
31,819 members, 893 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)
5
13,414 members, 285 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 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.

6
23,706 members, 326 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Explanations:

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

7
19,080 members, 711 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Explanations:

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

8
61,463 members, 1,216 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Explanations:

jain (6): I couldn't read more than a couple of pages, the writing style was *so bad*.

9
7,672 members, 186 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)
10
5,517 members, 379 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)
11
3,584 members, 185 reviews
3.05 stars (3.05 stars)

Explanations:

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

12
24,642 members, 594 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Explanations:

jain (0): The ending was terrible, but I really liked the first ~3/4 of the book.

Cecrow (1): Fun deficiency

13
14,908 members, 780 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)
14
6,927 members, 105 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: cej1027, Tess_W, gypsysmom, ahef1963

Score: 4

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.

15
6,327 members, 444 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)
16
3,216 members, 197 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Explanations:

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

17
2,070 members, 28 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Explanations:

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

18
1,395 members, 91 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)
19
33,736 members, 989 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)
20
13,181 members, 997 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: teeth, elainemberman, ahef1963

Score: 3

Explanations:

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

21
10,517 members, 107 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
22
8,106 members, 77 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: stembrook, martensgirl, tottman, Luisali

Thumbs down: ShelfMonkey

Score: 3

23
7,797 members, 134 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Explanations:

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

jain (34): Ditto the cut edition. The book starts out great, but it goes off the rails pretty early on.

24
7,250 members, 601 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: Sammystarbuck, generalkala, keristars, foggidawn

Thumbs down: sundancer

Score: 3

25
6,817 members, 234 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
26
5,747 members, 297 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Explanations:

aulsmith (7): Expected more ethical frisson.

27
5,611 members, 108 reviews
3.16 stars (3.16 stars)
28
4,875 members, 483 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: _Zoe_, elainemberman, norabelle414, generalkala

Thumbs down: keeneam

Score: 3

29
4,563 members, 351 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: foggidawn, elainemberman, inge87

Score: 3

30
4,481 members, 306 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: edparks, gypsysmom, ahef1963

Score: 3

Explanations:

ahef1963 (31): Meh.

31
4,036 members, 200 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)
32
3,539 members, 51 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)
33
2,032 members, 36 reviews
2.7 stars (2.7 stars)
34
974 members, 17 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Sammystarbuck, mspixieears, Eowyn1, souloftherose

Thumbs down: Cecrow

Score: 3

Explanations:

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

Sammystarbuck (1): 7 pages to describe a tree. 7. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing, and that falls under that heading. also, don't like Thomas at all, which is awkward in an MC… (more)

35
312 members, 11 reviews
3.01 stars (3.01 stars)

Lists: calm, Edward, Bluewolf0411

Score: 3

36
33,725 members, 1,602 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)
37
11,457 members, 196 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom, edparks

Score: 2

38
11,437 members, 253 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: chgstrom, generalkala, pammab

Thumbs down: guyalice

Score: 2

39
9,696 members, 163 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom, CGlanovsky

Score: 2

40
9,156 members, 154 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
9,146 members, 107 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: andejons, Minthe

Score: 2

42
8,581 members, 434 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: inge87, Peace2

Score: 2

43
7,430 members, 67 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: lachapakhan, tottman

Score: 2

44
6,819 members, 174 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, mmignano11

Score: 2

45
6,093 members, 453 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, briarhills

Score: 2

46
4,888 members, 55 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.

47
4,161 members, 113 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: teeth, briarhills

Score: 2

48
4,057 members, 113 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: SylviaC, mmignano11, generalkala

Thumbs down: jain

Score: 2

49
3,670 members, 172 reviews
2.8 stars (2.8 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, edparks

Score: 2

50
2,999 members, 207 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: SugarCreekRanch, sjmccreary, Bluewolf0411

Thumbs down: keristars

Score: 2

51
2,882 members, 99 reviews
3.08 stars (3.08 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky, ahef1963

Score: 2

Explanations:

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

52
2,607 members, 186 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 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.

53
2,576 members, 189 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: Minthe, edparks

Score: 2

55
2,217 members, 73 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: sjmccreary, edparks

Score: 2

56
1,677 members, 36 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: Simone2, teeth

Score: 2

57
778 members, 33 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu, gypsysmom

Score: 2

58
732 members, 56 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: loremistress, briarhills

Score: 2

59
617 members, 44 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)
60
499 members, 35 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: lahochstetler, Bluewolf0411

Score: 2

61
60 members, 5 reviews
2.88 stars (2.88 stars)

Lists: ncgraham, Bluewolf0411

Score: 2

63
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: foggidawn, amysisson, _Zoe_

Thumbs down: katie4098

Score: 2

64
84,906 members, 827 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

65
79,464 members, 1,452 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

66
45,159 members, 1,172 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

67
25,993 members, 451 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: jeffza, gypsysmom

Thumbs down: DisassemblyOfReason

Score: 1

68
23,117 members, 456 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, ahef1963, edparks

Thumbs down: bjappleg8, gypsysmom

Score: 1

Explanations:

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

69
19,887 members, 343 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

70
19,158 members, 226 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: EMS_24

Score: 1

71
18,107 members, 351 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

72
17,350 members, 149 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

73
16,247 members, 1,338 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

74
15,366 members, 452 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: sundancer, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom

Score: 1

75
13,464 members, 262 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: Peace2, jain

Thumbs down: thecoroner

Score: 1

Explanations:

jain (33): Far more boring than it should've been.

76
13,251 members, 191 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.

77
11,887 members, 214 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: edparks

Score: 1

79
10,399 members, 767 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

80
10,209 members, 380 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Lexxi

Score: 1

81
9,981 members, 153 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Explanations:

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

82
9,048 members, 386 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Luisali, chgstrom, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom, aulsmith

Score: 1

83
8,844 members, 226 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000

Score: 1

84
8,745 members, 323 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: teeth, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom

Score: 1

85
7,387 members, 129 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411

Score: 1

86
7,337 members, 346 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: _Zoe_

Score: 1

87
7,134 members, 102 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

88
6,999 members, 141 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: inge87

Score: 1

89
6,857 members, 437 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: teeth, AnneGerring, edparks

Thumbs down: souloftherose, MmeRose

Score: 1

90
6,753 members, 265 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: susiesharp, briarhills, foggidawn

Thumbs down: keeneam, Samantha_kathy

Score: 1

92
6,197 members, 176 reviews
3.11 stars (3.11 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000

Score: 1

93
6,187 members, 187 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: WhatUsername, elainemberman

Thumbs down: Simone2

Score: 1

94
6,154 members, 138 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky

Score: 1

95
6,140 members, 143 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, mmignano11

Thumbs down: Simone2

Score: 1

96
6,029 members, 257 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: Tess_W, AnneGerring, souloftherose

Thumbs down: gypsysmom, aulsmith

Score: 1

97
6,008 members, 289 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: edparks

Score: 1

98
5,872 members, 184 reviews
2.97 stars (2.97 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

99
5,624 members, 227 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

Explanations:

jain (35): I love Sherlock Holmes, but this particular story's very clumsily written.

100
5,166 members, 71 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: Cecrow, briarhills

Thumbs down: gypsysmom

Score: 1

Explanations:

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

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Started by: _Zoe_ (January 2012)

Type: Unnumbered

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