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Biggest Disappointments

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

Members: 173 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5 6Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
2
15,506 members, 483 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Explanations:

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

4
51,309 members, 2,178 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
5
24,357 members, 338 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (23): I was not expecting so much misogyny. Couldn't finish.

6
19,604 members, 730 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (20): Expected much more than a series of coincidences and fights.

7
63,592 members, 1,240 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Explanations:

jain (5): I couldn't read more than a couple of pages, the writing style was *so bad*.

8
25,540 members, 610 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

9
13,684 members, 291 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (0): Somehow I was led to believe that this book was amusing; I don't find child neglect and abuse funny so I hated it.

10
8,062 members, 197 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)
11
5,832 members, 386 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)
12
3,686 members, 195 reviews
3.05 stars (3.05 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (24): I thought this was pretty workaday considering all the good things I'd heard about it.

13
16,061 members, 810 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)
14
7,431 members, 106 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: cej1027, Tess_W, gypsysmom, ahef1963

Score: 4

Explanations:

ahef1963 (28): 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
6,455 members, 451 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)
16
3,348 members, 205 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (26): Didn't know steampunk could be this boring.

17
2,135 members, 29 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (25): I couldn't even manage a chapter of staggering genius. Overrated, even by the author.

18
1,501 members, 94 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)
19
35,047 members, 1,011 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)
20
14,374 members, 1,052 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: teeth, elainemberman, ahef1963

Score: 3

Explanations:

ahef1963 (27): Wanted to like, but found it extremely troubling.

21
11,815 members, 257 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: chgstrom, generalkala, pammab, Brandy1411

Thumbs down: guyalice

Score: 3

22
8,463 members, 80 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: stembrook, martensgirl, tottman, Luisali

Thumbs down: ShelfMonkey

Score: 3

23
7,643 members, 611 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: Sammystarbuck, generalkala, keristars, foggidawn

Thumbs down: sundancer

Score: 3

24
7,002 members, 238 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)
25
6,418 members, 463 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)
26
6,205 members, 308 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Explanations:

aulsmith (7): Expected more ethical frisson.

27
5,821 members, 113 reviews
3.16 stars (3.16 stars)
28
4,980 members, 489 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: _Zoe_, elainemberman, norabelle414, generalkala

Thumbs down: keeneam

Score: 3

29
4,851 members, 350 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: foggidawn, elainemberman, inge87

Score: 3

30
4,683 members, 316 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: edparks, gypsysmom, ahef1963

Score: 3

Explanations:

ahef1963 (29): Meh.

31
4,156 members, 204 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)
32
3,755 members, 171 reviews
2.8 stars (2.8 stars)
33
3,643 members, 52 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)
34
2,092 members, 36 reviews
2.71 stars (2.71 stars)
35
998 members, 17 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 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)

36
329 members, 11 reviews
3.01 stars (3.01 stars)

Lists: calm, Edward, Bluewolf0411

Score: 3

37
35,863 members, 1,640 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
38
11,683 members, 199 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom, edparks

Score: 2

39
11,497 members, 832 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Brandy1411, jain

Score: 2

40
11,356 members, 697 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Aquila, aprille

Score: 2

41
10,937 members, 109 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)
42
10,409 members, 169 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom, CGlanovsky

Score: 2

43
9,758 members, 114 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: andejons, Minthe

Score: 2

44
9,496 members, 469 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: inge87, Peace2

Score: 2

45
9,409 members, 399 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Luisali, aprille, chgstrom, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom, aulsmith

Score: 2

46
9,397 members, 161 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, edparks

Score: 2

Explanations:

ahef1963 (31): Did not like. Possibly because my husband had just left me - I probably wouldn't have liked any book.

47
8,158 members, 142 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Explanations:

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

jain (33): Ditto the cut edition. The book starts out great, but it goes off the rails pretty early on.

48
7,829 members, 74 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: lachapakhan, tottman

Score: 2

49
7,161 members, 182 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, mmignano11

Score: 2

50
5,007 members, 58 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Simone2, ahef1963

Score: 2

Explanations:

ahef1963 (32): One of the authors I like the best, and I couldn't get through his most famous work.

51
4,410 members, 134 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: SylviaC, mmignano11, generalkala

Thumbs down: jain

Score: 2

52
4,323 members, 119 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: teeth, briarhills

Score: 2

53
3,177 members, 220 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: SugarCreekRanch, sjmccreary, Bluewolf0411

Thumbs down: keristars

Score: 2

54
3,053 members, 105 reviews
3.09 stars (3.09 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky, ahef1963

Score: 2

Explanations:

ahef1963 (22): Couldn't stand all the histrionics.

55
2,747 members, 193 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.

56
2,669 members, 194 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: Minthe, edparks

Score: 2

58
2,411 members, 128 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: Brandy1411, jain

Score: 2

Explanations:

jain (9): I've loved everything I've read of Butler except this book.

59
2,306 members, 74 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: sjmccreary, edparks

Score: 2

60
2,001 members, 171 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)
61
1,755 members, 39 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: Simone2, teeth

Score: 2

62
808 members, 34 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu, gypsysmom

Score: 2

63
738 members, 58 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: loremistress, briarhills

Score: 2

64
620 members, 44 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)
65
511 members, 37 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: lahochstetler, Bluewolf0411

Score: 2

66
60 members, 5 reviews
2.88 stars (2.88 stars)

Lists: ncgraham, Bluewolf0411

Score: 2

68
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: foggidawn, amysisson, _Zoe_

Thumbs down: katie4098

Score: 2

69
88,314 members, 860 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

70
82,878 members, 1,486 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

71
46,395 members, 1,194 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

72
26,223 members, 1,428 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: aprille

Score: 1

73
23,803 members, 461 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, ahef1963, edparks

Thumbs down: bjappleg8, gypsysmom

Score: 1

Explanations:

ahef1963 (30): I could not get through this.

74
20,830 members, 356 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

75
20,054 members, 233 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: EMS_24

Score: 1

76
18,896 members, 356 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

77
18,530 members, 160 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

78
17,649 members, 1,397 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

79
15,796 members, 463 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: sundancer, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom

Score: 1

80
14,545 members, 215 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Peace2, ahef1963

Thumbs down: gypsysmom

Score: 1

Explanations:

ahef1963 (21): I like Verne so much but was put to sleep by this adventure.

81
14,484 members, 277 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: Peace2, jain

Thumbs down: thecoroner

Score: 1

Explanations:

jain (32): Far more boring than it should've been.

82
12,346 members, 221 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: edparks

Score: 1

84
11,390 members, 224 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: aprille

Score: 1

85
11,033 members, 389 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: Lexxi

Score: 1

86
10,410 members, 158 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Explanations:

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

87
9,338 members, 147 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: aprille

Score: 1

88
9,033 members, 329 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: teeth, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom

Score: 1

89
9,013 members, 225 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000

Score: 1

90
7,917 members, 358 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: _Zoe_

Score: 1

91
7,678 members, 134 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411

Score: 1

92
7,508 members, 103 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

93
7,392 members, 287 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: susiesharp, briarhills, foggidawn

Thumbs down: keeneam, Samantha_kathy

Score: 1

94
7,280 members, 143 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: inge87

Score: 1

95
7,220 members, 456 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: teeth, AnneGerring, edparks

Thumbs down: souloftherose, MmeRose

Score: 1

96
6,680 members, 109 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

97
6,383 members, 178 reviews
3.11 stars (3.11 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000

Score: 1

98
6,352 members, 146 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, mmignano11

Thumbs down: Simone2

Score: 1

99
6,331 members, 140 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky

Score: 1

100
6,258 members, 192 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: WhatUsername, elainemberman

Thumbs down: Simone2

Score: 1

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Started by: _Zoe_ (January 2012)

Type: Unnumbered

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