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I Can't Finish This Book

Description: Based on the tag "unfinished".

Members: 12 participating members (show all)

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1
34,589 members, 869 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (1), Dilara86 (1), ahef1963 (2)

Score: 11.36

Explanations:

ahef1963 (2): I didn't think I could handle the outcome of having a hungry lion on board, so I quit reading.

2
22,286 members, 534 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: Eritch (3), aulsmith (5), Cariola (17), ahef1963 (35)

Score: 9.33

Explanations:

aulsmith (5): I loved the historical parts, but the modern parts left me cold.

3
21,031 members, 649 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (1), merrystar (3), ahef1963 (29)

Score: 8.76

4
3,871 members, 107 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (2), Cariola (2), ahef1963 (36)

Score: 8.36

5
8,756 members, 557 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: Cariola (1), Eritch (2)

Score: 7.36

6
3,128 members, 190 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (1), ahef1963 (30)

Score: 5.71

Explanations:

PoetVictoria (1): I liked the idea of the book, but the book itself was relentless and repetitive. I am glad I read some of it, though. Interesting real life stuff.

7
3,868 members, 43 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (2), aulsmith (12)

Score: 5.51

Explanations:

aulsmith (12): Since it's not linear, I don't know if it's meant to be finished. I sample it from time to time

8
8,719 members, 525 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: dianeham (2), ahef1963 (19)

Score: 5.28

9
50 members, 0 reviews
2.25 stars (2.25 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2), ahef1963 (23)

Score: 5.19

Explanations:

aulsmith (2): I read the first chapter and found the stuff they borrowed for Star Trek II. I had a friend who wrote three university papers having only read the first chapter.… (more)

ahef1963 (23): Have never read past the first chapter or so, despite several attempts.

10
26,028 members, 308 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: Eritch (1), ahef1963 (3)

Thumbs down: eromsted

Score: 5.04

Explanations:

ahef1963 (3): I've tried multiple times, but I cannot get through it.

11
13,369 members, 204 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: Eritch (4), ahef1963 (14)

Score: 4.9

12
23,291 members, 186 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), ahef1963 (5)

Thumbs down: eromsted

Score: 4.68

Explanations:

aulsmith (1): It reads more like notes than a novel. I don't think I got past page 20.

ahef1963 (5): I was given a lovely edition of this book by my mother when I was a teenager, but it is more shelf ornament than book I have read.

13
8,442 members, 351 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: Eritch (5), Cariola (24)

Score: 4.48

14
9,565 members, 393 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Eritch (6), Cariola (33)

Score: 4.23

15
27,537 members, 870 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1)

Score: 4

16
10,456 members, 190 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: dianeham (1)

Score: 4

17
30,035 members, 396 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (3), ahef1963 (8)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 3.42

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I liked this one.

18
15,737 members, 772 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2)

Score: 3.36

19
496 members, 114 reviews
3.3 stars (3.3 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

PoetVictoria (2): I just didn't like it.

20
121 members, 11 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2)

Score: 3.36

21
9,025 members, 168 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: dianeham (3)

Score: 3.04

22
1,340 members, 99 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

PoetVictoria (3): endless details without enough heart, although I was interested in finding out what happens next, I finally just gave up.

23
678 members, 109 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: Cariola (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

Cariola (3): Hated this! It started out as a novel about repressed homosexuality in the Victorian era and a bit of a mystery--then BAM

24
23,966 members, 396 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (4)

Score: 2.83

25
5,433 members, 36 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: merrystar (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

merrystar (4): This is the only assigned reading I ever didn't finish.

26
3,191 members, 87 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

aulsmith (4): Too slow starting for me

27
1,711 members, 24 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

PoetVictoria (4): The men were very unattractive and this book was all about the men.

28
170 members, 11 reviews
3.3 stars (3.3 stars)

Lists: dianeham (4)

Score: 2.83

29
65 members, 3 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (4)

Score: 2.83

30
45 members, 2 reviews
2.9 stars (2.9 stars)

Lists: Cariola (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

Cariola (4): Probably the worst, most pretentious pieces of Shakespearean criticism I've ever read. Applies pop psychology to Hamlet.

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12,269 members, 495 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: Cariola (5)

Score: 2.68

32
6,482 members, 107 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: dianeham (5)

Score: 2.68

33
415 members, 33 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (5)

Score: 2.68

Explanations:

PoetVictoria (5): too druggy.

34
142 members, 23 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (5)

Score: 2.68

35
5,338 members, 150 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (6)

Score: 2.56

36
4,772 members, 114 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: dianeham (6)

Score: 2.56

37
303 members, 28 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: PoetVictoria (6)

Score: 2.56

Explanations:

PoetVictoria (6): It seemed like it would be an interesting period, but I got bored with it.

38
109 members, 3 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: Cariola (6)

Score: 2.56

39
52,884 members, 865 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), Eritch (7)

Thumbs down: merrystar, eromsted

Score: 2.46

40
18,420 members, 268 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

aulsmith (7): Got to page 2

41
1,549 members, 51 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: dianeham (7)

Score: 2.46

42
363 members, 17 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Cariola (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

Cariola (7): As a Kunzru fan, I was SO disappointed!

43
19,840 members, 246 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: Eritch (8)

Score: 2.38

44
34 members, 20 reviews
2 stars (2 stars)

Lists: Cariola (8)

Score: 2.38

Explanations:

Cariola (8): Truly awful.

45
11,929 members, 214 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Eritch (9)

Score: 2.31

46
3,031 members, 29 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (9)

Score: 2.31

Explanations:

aulsmith (9): Never got through the Iliad, but I loved the Odyssey.

47
165 members, 16 reviews
3.18 stars (3.18 stars)

Lists: Cariola (9)

Score: 2.31

48
16,976 members, 308 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (10)

Score: 2.25

49
121 members, 50 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: Cariola (10)

Score: 2.25

Explanations:

Cariola (10): Poorly written and melodramatic.

50
16,952 members, 267 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11)

Score: 2.2

51
14,563 members, 264 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (11)

Score: 2.2

Explanations:

aulsmith (11): Got to page 10. Irving just isn't the right author for me.

52
239 members, 65 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: Cariola (11)

Score: 2.2

53
14,024 members, 217 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12)

Score: 2.15

54
1,115 members, 10 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: Cariola (12)

Score: 2.15

55
3,439 members, 48 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (13)

Score: 2.11

Explanations:

aulsmith (13): I was somewhat shocked at the beginning and put it down. Now I've read so much biography, I'm not sure I'd enjoy the original.

56
150 members, 46 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: Cariola (13)

Score: 2.11

57
8,548 members, 69 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (14)

Score: 2.07

58
4,892 members, 400 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Cariola (14)

Score: 2.07

59
8,923 members, 60 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (15)

Score: 2.03

60
353 members, 20 reviews
3.36 stars (3.36 stars)

Lists: Cariola (15)

Score: 2.03

61
4,359 members, 223 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: Cariola (16)

Score: 2

Explanations:

Cariola (16): I know a lot of readers loved this one; I was just bored to tears.

62
9,892 members, 254 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (17)

Score: 1.97

Explanations:

ahef1963 (17): Extremely off-putting.

63
5,700 members, 120 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (17)

Score: 1.97

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8,798 members, 103 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (18)

Score: 1.94

65
364 members, 3 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (18)

Score: 1.94

Explanations:

aulsmith (18): Having read Coriolanus, I'm convinced no one should have to read all of Shakespeare.

66
174 members, 9 reviews
3.06 stars (3.06 stars)

Lists: Cariola (18)

Score: 1.94

67
1,664 members, 70 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: Cariola (19)

Score: 1.92

68
10,552 members, 236 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: Cariola (20)

Score: 1.89

69
6,655 members, 155 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (20)

Score: 1.89

Explanations:

ahef1963 (20): Got lost in all the seafaring language. I don't know port from starboard!

70
5,272 members, 133 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22)

Score: 1.85

71
41 members, 4 reviews
2.95 stars (2.95 stars)

Lists: Cariola (22)

Score: 1.85

72
499 members, 26 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Cariola (23)

Score: 1.83

73
1,092 members, 13 reviews
3.31 stars (3.31 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24)

Score: 1.81

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4,544 members, 47 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25)

Score: 1.79

75
136 members, 4 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Cariola (25)

Score: 1.79

76
2,379 members, 213 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: Cariola (26)

Score: 1.77

Explanations:

Cariola (26): Just could not get into it.

77
7,613 members, 109 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (27)

Score: 1.76

78
1,424 members, 36 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: Cariola (27)

Score: 1.76

79
2,094 members, 18 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (28)

Score: 1.74

80
134 members, 18 reviews
3.09 stars (3.09 stars)

Lists: Cariola (28)

Score: 1.74

81
5,879 members, 149 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Cariola (21), ahef1963 (21)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 1.74

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I thought Kipling gave us a character who was truly multi-cultural and who showed us the good and bad in the cultures he was surrounded with.

ahef1963 (21): Even looked at as a period piece, the racism of this work made it an impossible read for me.

82
31 members, 7 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: Cariola (29)

Score: 1.72

83
1,344 members, 19 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: Cariola (30)

Score: 1.71

84
10,513 members, 181 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (31)

Score: 1.7

85
115 members, 2 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: Cariola (31)

Score: 1.7

86
9,533 members, 80 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (32)

Score: 1.68

87
1,816 members, 12 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: Cariola (32)

Score: 1.68

88
15,262 members, 123 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3)

Thumbs down: eromsted

Score: 1.04

Explanations:

aulsmith (3): I never thought of this a book to finish, more like an anthology to sample from as the mood takes you.

89
21,687 members, 296 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 0.56

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I loved the wacky journey, but I was pre-feminist then. Don't know if I'd get through it now.

ahef1963 (6): Found the sexism in it too trying to keep reading it.

90
12,264 members, 144 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (6)

Thumbs down: eromsted

Score: 0.56

Explanations:

aulsmith (6): I don't think I got past the first page.

91
8,264 members, 76 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (8)

Thumbs down: merrystar

Score: 0.38

Explanations:

aulsmith (8): Not sure one needs to finish, but sampling from time to time is fun.

92
19,090 members, 308 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (9)

Thumbs down: eromsted

Score: 0.31

Explanations:

ahef1963 (9): I keep losing track of who's who, and give up.

93
16,732 members, 233 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (10)

Thumbs down: eromsted

Score: 0.25

Explanations:

aulsmith (10): I tried 5 times and always got bogged down in the side stories.

94
14,115 members, 198 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (13)

Thumbs down: eromsted

Score: 0.11

95
56,197 members, 1,153 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Score: 0

96
18,108 members, 268 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Score: 0

97
16,114 members, 349 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Score: 0

98
15,535 members, 158 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Score: 0

99
15,528 members, 274 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Score: 0

100
14,662 members, 263 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Score: 0

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