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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 5Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
2
14,632 members, 474 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Explanations:

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

3
49,770 members, 2,137 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)
4
31,916 members, 896 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)
5
13,451 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
23,763 members, 326 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Explanations:

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

7
18,962 members, 713 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Explanations:

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

8
61,634 members, 1,220 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
7,709 members, 187 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)
10
5,553 members, 379 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)
11
3,593 members, 186 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
24,743 members, 595 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
15,023 members, 786 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)
14
6,961 members, 104 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
6,350 members, 444 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)
16
3,238 members, 198 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Explanations:

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

17
2,075 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
1,411 members, 93 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)
19
33,887 members, 989 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)
20
13,247 members, 1,008 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
10,534 members, 107 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
22
8,164 members, 78 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: stembrook, martensgirl, tottman, Luisali

Thumbs down: ShelfMonkey

Score: 3

23
7,845 members, 135 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
7,305 members, 603 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: Sammystarbuck, generalkala, keristars, foggidawn

Thumbs down: sundancer

Score: 3

25
6,866 members, 234 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
26
5,795 members, 297 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Explanations:

aulsmith (7): Expected more ethical frisson.

27
5,627 members, 110 reviews
3.16 stars (3.16 stars)
28
4,915 members, 486 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: _Zoe_, elainemberman, norabelle414, generalkala

Thumbs down: keeneam

Score: 3

29
4,611 members, 353 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: foggidawn, elainemberman, inge87

Score: 3

30
4,425 members, 305 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: edparks, gypsysmom, ahef1963

Score: 3

Explanations:

ahef1963 (31): Meh.

31
4,043 members, 200 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)
32
3,550 members, 51 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)
33
2,044 members, 36 reviews
2.7 stars (2.7 stars)
34
976 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
33,952 members, 1,608 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
37
11,452 members, 254 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: chgstrom, generalkala, pammab

Thumbs down: guyalice

Score: 2

38
11,438 members, 196 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom, edparks

Score: 2

39
9,707 members, 164 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom, CGlanovsky

Score: 2

40
9,194 members, 107 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: andejons, Minthe

Score: 2

41
9,140 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.

42
8,684 members, 439 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: inge87, Peace2

Score: 2

43
7,472 members, 69 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: lachapakhan, tottman

Score: 2

44
6,860 members, 174 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, mmignano11

Score: 2

45
6,147 members, 455 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, briarhills

Score: 2

46
4,901 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
4,168 members, 113 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: teeth, briarhills

Score: 2

48
4,092 members, 115 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: SylviaC, mmignano11, generalkala

Thumbs down: jain

Score: 2

49
3,655 members, 172 reviews
2.8 stars (2.8 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, edparks

Score: 2

50
3,012 members, 208 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: SugarCreekRanch, sjmccreary, Bluewolf0411

Thumbs down: keristars

Score: 2

51
2,869 members, 99 reviews
3.08 stars (3.08 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky, ahef1963

Score: 2

Explanations:

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

52
2,626 members, 188 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
2,583 members, 189 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: Minthe, edparks

Score: 2

55
2,224 members, 74 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: sjmccreary, edparks

Score: 2

56
1,683 members, 38 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: Simone2, teeth

Score: 2

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

Lists: SqueakyChu, gypsysmom

Score: 2

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

Lists: loremistress, briarhills

Score: 2

59
619 members, 44 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)
60
500 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
85,143 members, 835 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

65
79,755 members, 1,455 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

66
45,310 members, 1,180 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

67
23,209 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.

68
19,999 members, 346 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

69
19,253 members, 227 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: EMS_24

Score: 1

70
18,196 members, 352 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

71
17,466 members, 149 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

72
16,333 members, 1,346 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

73
15,408 members, 452 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: sundancer, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom

Score: 1

74
13,551 members, 263 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.

75
13,346 members, 196 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.

76
11,944 members, 216 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: edparks

Score: 1

78
10,534 members, 778 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

79
10,285 members, 382 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Lexxi

Score: 1

80
10,031 members, 154 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Explanations:

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

81
9,091 members, 388 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Luisali, chgstrom, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom, aulsmith

Score: 1

82
8,863 members, 226 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000

Score: 1

83
8,740 members, 323 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: teeth, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom

Score: 1

84
7,429 members, 129 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411

Score: 1

85
7,354 members, 348 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: _Zoe_

Score: 1

86
7,162 members, 102 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

87
7,024 members, 141 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: inge87

Score: 1

88
6,897 members, 438 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: teeth, AnneGerring, edparks

Thumbs down: souloftherose, MmeRose

Score: 1

89
6,749 members, 267 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: susiesharp, briarhills, foggidawn

Thumbs down: keeneam, Samantha_kathy

Score: 1

91
6,219 members, 176 reviews
3.11 stars (3.11 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000

Score: 1

92
6,212 members, 189 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: WhatUsername, elainemberman

Thumbs down: Simone2

Score: 1

93
6,166 members, 143 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, mmignano11

Thumbs down: Simone2

Score: 1

94
6,162 members, 137 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky

Score: 1

95
6,053 members, 260 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: Tess_W, AnneGerring, souloftherose

Thumbs down: gypsysmom, aulsmith

Score: 1

96
6,032 members, 289 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: edparks

Score: 1

97
5,898 members, 184 reviews
2.97 stars (2.97 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

98
5,688 members, 229 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.

99
5,186 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.

100
5,160 members, 97 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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