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Biggest Disappointments

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

Members: 185 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5 6Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
2
16,320 members, 502 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Explanations:

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

4
26,103 members, 361 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (21): I was not expecting so much misogyny. Couldn't finish.

6
20,576 members, 738 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)
7
3,841 members, 198 reviews
3.07 stars (3.07 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (22): I thought this was pretty workaday considering all the good things I'd heard about it.

8
3,493 members, 214 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (24): Didn't know steampunk could be this boring.

9
66,265 members, 1,278 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*.

10
14,062 members, 300 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 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.

11
8,425 members, 203 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)
12
6,408 members, 389 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)
13
36,893 members, 1,023 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)
14
17,922 members, 838 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)
15
16,216 members, 1,094 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (25): Wanted to like, but found it extremely troubling.

16
12,904 members, 736 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
17
12,253 members, 271 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: Charon07, chgstrom, generalkala, pammab, Brandy1411

Thumbs down: guyalice

Score: 4

18
6,673 members, 459 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)
19
4,301 members, 206 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)
20
2,218 members, 29 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (23): I couldn't even manage a chapter of staggering genius. Overrated, even by the author.

21
1,632 members, 98 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)
22
39,146 members, 1,674 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
23
26,809 members, 629 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Explanations:

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

Cecrow (1): Fun deficiency

24
16,630 members, 978 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)
25
11,565 members, 119 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
26
9,883 members, 409 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Luisali, aprille, chgstrom, sunqueen, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom, aulsmith

Score: 3

27
8,958 members, 79 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: stembrook, martensgirl, tottman, Luisali

Thumbs down: ShelfMonkey

Score: 3

28
8,360 members, 626 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: Sammystarbuck, generalkala, keristars, foggidawn

Thumbs down: sundancer

Score: 3

29
7,057 members, 471 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)
30
6,833 members, 316 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Explanations:

aulsmith (7): Expected more ethical frisson.

31
6,132 members, 117 reviews
3.17 stars (3.17 stars)
32
5,545 members, 366 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: foggidawn, elainemberman, inge87

Score: 3

33
5,501 members, 502 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: _Zoe_, elainemberman, norabelle414, generalkala

Thumbs down: keeneam

Score: 3

34
4,969 members, 322 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: edparks, gypsysmom, ahef1963

Score: 3

Explanations:

ahef1963 (27): Meh.

35
4,928 members, 150 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: SylviaC, mmignano11, generalkala, ManWithAnAgenda

Thumbs down: jain

Score: 3

36
4,243 members, 119 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)
37
3,909 members, 174 reviews
2.8 stars (2.8 stars)
38
3,772 members, 54 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)
39
3,342 members, 225 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)
40
2,156 members, 37 reviews
2.72 stars (2.72 stars)
41
1,044 members, 17 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 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)

42
340 members, 11 reviews
3.01 stars (3.01 stars)

Lists: calm, Edward, Bluewolf0411

Score: 3

43
93,290 members, 891 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: jain, ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 2

44
92,911 members, 839 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda, hipdeep

Score: 2

Explanations:

hipdeep (17): I liked the first 3 books well enough (actually Azkaban was quite good) but this is the one where I found myself pleading with Rowling to get to the dang point already. I thought it was too long by a third.… (more)

45
87,983 members, 1,522 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: jain, ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 2

46
27,714 members, 464 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: al.vick, hipdeep

Score: 2

47
20,447 members, 175 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda, jain

Score: 2

48
19,277 members, 1,462 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Minthe, Charon07

Score: 2

49
12,073 members, 233 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: aprille, ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 2

50
11,369 members, 194 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom, CGlanovsky

Score: 2

51
11,048 members, 486 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: inge87, Peace2

Score: 2

52
10,521 members, 125 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: andejons, Minthe

Score: 2

53
9,307 members, 223 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000, ahef1963

Score: 2

Explanations:

ahef1963 (33): I enjoyed it but was disappointed to find out that it was fictional.

54
8,396 members, 146 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 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.

55
7,902 members, 109 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: cej1027, Tess_W, gypsysmom, ahef1963

Thumbs down: merrystar, ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 2

Explanations:

ahef1963 (26): 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.

56
7,836 members, 474 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: teeth, AnneGerring, sunqueen, edparks

Thumbs down: souloftherose, MmeRose

Score: 2

57
7,485 members, 243 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)
58
6,126 members, 189 reviews
2.97 stars (2.97 stars)

Lists: Minthe, ahef1963

Score: 2

Explanations:

ahef1963 (34): Dull and predictable.

59
5,285 members, 386 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: amysisson, ManWithAnAgenda, hipdeep

Thumbs down: reconditereader

Score: 2

60
3,883 members, 192 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: TashMason, aprille

Score: 2

61
2,930 members, 208 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.

62
2,779 members, 200 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Minthe, edparks

Score: 2

63
2,611 members, 134 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.

64
2,396 members, 74 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: sjmccreary, edparks

Score: 2

65
2,106 members, 174 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)
66
1,841 members, 39 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: Simone2, teeth

Score: 2

67
1,779 members, 18 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: aspirit, merrystar

Score: 2

Explanations:

aspirit (6): I was warned. I didn't listen. Now I have mental scars.

68
1,297 members, 20 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: Simone2, ahef1963

Score: 2

Explanations:

ahef1963 (35): Have made three attempts to read this book as I generally love White's writing, but it was unreadable.

69
840 members, 33 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu, gypsysmom

Score: 2

70
763 members, 57 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: loremistress, briarhills

Score: 2

71
654 members, 46 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)
72
534 members, 37 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: lahochstetler, Bluewolf0411

Score: 2

73
65 members, 5 reviews
2.88 stars (2.88 stars)

Lists: ncgraham, Bluewolf0411

Score: 2

74
2 members, 0 reviews
1.5 stars (1.5 stars)
75
27,922 members, 1,457 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: aprille

Score: 1

76
20,999 members, 253 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: EMS_24

Score: 1

77
20,487 members, 227 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: aprille

Score: 1

78
19,729 members, 366 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

79
16,335 members, 469 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: sundancer, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom

Score: 1

80
14,706 members, 198 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: gilroy, ManWithAnAgenda

Thumbs down: tottman

Score: 1

Explanations:

gilroy (3): After the great book that Ender's Game was, this was a huge let down.

81
12,896 members, 231 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: edparks

Score: 1

82
12,738 members, 891 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Brandy1411, jain

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 1

83
12,511 members, 396 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Lexxi

Score: 1

84
12,259 members, 490 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: hipdeep, gypsysmom

Thumbs down: MmeRose

Score: 1

Explanations:

hipdeep (15): Substantial alleged fabrications in this autobiographical story.

85
12,156 members, 624 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: al.vick

Score: 1

86
11,965 members, 202 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom, edparks

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 1

87
11,667 members, 709 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)
88
11,510 members, 677 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: foggidawn, amysisson, _Zoe_

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda, katie4098

Score: 1

89
11,279 members, 142 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: aprille

Score: 1

90
10,847 members, 167 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Explanations:

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

91
10,355 members, 227 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: aspirit

Score: 1

Explanations:

aspirit (8): Kids make up words on their own. Why not teach them real words?

92
10,069 members, 161 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: aprille

Score: 1

93
9,776 members, 165 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, edparks

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 1

Explanations:

ahef1963 (29): Did not like. Possibly because my husband had just left me - I probably wouldn't have liked any book.

94
9,222 members, 374 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: _Zoe_

Score: 1

95
8,636 members, 231 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: aspirit

Score: 1

96
8,535 members, 307 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: susiesharp, briarhills, foggidawn

Thumbs down: keeneam, Samantha_kathy

Score: 1

97
8,400 members, 85 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: lachapakhan, tottman

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 1

98
8,181 members, 139 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411

Score: 1

99
8,118 members, 411 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: edparks

Score: 1

100
7,708 members, 190 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, mmignano11

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 1

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Started by: _Zoe_ (January 2012)

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