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Biggest Disappointments

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

Members: 172 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
2
13,733 members, 468 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Explanations:

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

4
30,680 members, 872 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)
5
18,320 members, 701 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Explanations:

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

6
13,031 members, 281 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.

7
22,912 members, 314 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Explanations:

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

9
7,296 members, 163 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)
10
5,137 members, 373 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)
11
3,443 members, 184 reviews
3.06 stars (3.06 stars)

Explanations:

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

12
13,992 members, 220 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Explanations:

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

13
13,807 members, 762 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)
14
7,709 members, 73 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)
15
6,572 members, 99 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

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.

16
6,349 members, 223 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)
17
6,036 members, 444 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)
18
3,067 members, 189 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Explanations:

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

19
1,314 members, 88 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)
21
32,529 members, 979 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)
22
11,713 members, 966 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: teeth, elainemberman, ahef1963

Score: 3

Explanations:

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

23
10,034 members, 97 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
24
5,336 members, 103 reviews
3.17 stars (3.17 stars)
25
5,308 members, 285 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Explanations:

aulsmith (7): Expected more ethical frisson.

26
4,556 members, 477 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: _Zoe_, elainemberman, norabelle414, generalkala

Thumbs down: keeneam

Score: 3

27
4,142 members, 298 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: edparks, gypsysmom, ahef1963

Score: 3

Explanations:

ahef1963 (31): Meh.

28
3,935 members, 342 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: foggidawn, elainemberman, inge87

Score: 3

29
3,929 members, 200 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)
30
3,790 members, 103 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: SylviaC, mmignano11, generalkala

Score: 3

31
3,426 members, 50 reviews
3.36 stars (3.36 stars)
32
1,981 members, 36 reviews
2.71 stars (2.71 stars)
33
300 members, 12 reviews
2.99 stars (2.99 stars)

Lists: calm, Edward, Bluewolf0411

Score: 3

34
31,421 members, 1,575 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
35
22,205 members, 442 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, ahef1963, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom

Score: 2

Explanations:

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

36
11,161 members, 190 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom, edparks

Score: 2

37
11,106 members, 245 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: chgstrom, generalkala, pammab

Thumbs down: guyalice

Score: 2

38
9,537 members, 143 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Explanations:

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

39
9,036 members, 155 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom, CGlanovsky

Score: 2

40
8,854 members, 150 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
7,659 members, 189 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, pewterbreath, gilroy

Thumbs down: reconditereader

Score: 2

Explanations:

ahef1963 (3): A friend suggested this book, and I couldn't see what she liked so much. Dull, dull, dull.

42
7,599 members, 408 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: inge87, Peace2

Score: 2

43
7,450 members, 128 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Explanations:

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

44
7,051 members, 56 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: lachapakhan, tottman

Score: 2

45
6,758 members, 588 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: generalkala, keristars, foggidawn

Thumbs down: sundancer

Score: 2

46
6,420 members, 165 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, mmignano11

Score: 2

47
5,609 members, 443 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, briarhills

Score: 2

48
4,724 members, 50 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.

49
4,055 members, 110 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: teeth, briarhills

Score: 2

50
3,506 members, 167 reviews
2.8 stars (2.8 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, edparks

Score: 2

51
2,803 members, 196 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: SugarCreekRanch, sjmccreary, Bluewolf0411

Thumbs down: keristars

Score: 2

52
2,708 members, 89 reviews
3.09 stars (3.09 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky, ahef1963

Score: 2

Explanations:

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

53
2,502 members, 181 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.

54
2,474 members, 185 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: Minthe, edparks

Score: 2

56
2,158 members, 127 reviews
3.02 stars (3.02 stars)

Lists: martensgirl, sjmccreary, michigantrumpet

Thumbs down: nancyewhite

Score: 2

57
2,101 members, 71 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: sjmccreary, edparks

Score: 2

58
1,579 members, 34 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: Simone2, teeth

Score: 2

59
1,152 members, 10 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: Dilara86, Moomin_Mama

Score: 2

60
916 members, 16 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: mspixieears, Eowyn1, souloftherose

Thumbs down: Cecrow

Score: 2

Explanations:

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

61
754 members, 33 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu, gypsysmom

Score: 2

62
698 members, 54 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: loremistress, briarhills

Score: 2

63
577 members, 42 reviews
3.36 stars (3.36 stars)
64
475 members, 35 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: lahochstetler, Bluewolf0411

Score: 2

65
358 members, 4 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: jasmaynard, Moomin_Mama

Score: 2

66
54 members, 4 reviews
2.85 stars (2.85 stars)

Lists: ncgraham, Bluewolf0411

Score: 2

68
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: foggidawn, amysisson, _Zoe_

Thumbs down: katie4098

Score: 2

69
43,884 members, 1,153 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

70
25,742 members, 600 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Explanations:

aulsmith (17): I thought it dragged. It was obvious where the plot was going and I didn't find the jokes worth the time to get there.

71
24,049 members, 427 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: jeffza, gypsysmom

Thumbs down: DisassemblyOfReason

Score: 1

72
22,143 members, 323 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: EMS_24

Score: 1

73
18,308 members, 214 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: EMS_24

Score: 1

74
17,359 members, 339 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

75
14,943 members, 448 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: sundancer, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom

Score: 1

76
14,903 members, 1,284 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

77
12,158 members, 174 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.

78
11,562 members, 162 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: pitjrw

Score: 1

79
11,355 members, 201 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: edparks

Score: 1

81
9,426 members, 370 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Lexxi

Score: 1

82
8,639 members, 372 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Luisali, chgstrom, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom, aulsmith

Score: 1

83
8,588 members, 222 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000

Score: 1

84
8,569 members, 106 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: andejons

Score: 1

85
8,412 members, 311 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: teeth, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom

Score: 1

86
7,057 members, 127 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411

Score: 1

87
6,594 members, 330 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: _Zoe_

Score: 1

88
6,404 members, 424 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: teeth, AnneGerring, edparks

Thumbs down: souloftherose, MmeRose

Score: 1

90
6,065 members, 331 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: pitjrw, MmeRose, aulsmith

Thumbs down: gypsysmom, KimarieBee

Score: 1

Explanations:

aulsmith (15): Expecting an award winning book on gender. Got a mediocre piece of spec fic with a lot of hurt/comfort.

91
6,062 members, 254 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: susiesharp, briarhills, foggidawn

Thumbs down: keeneam, Samantha_kathy

Score: 1

92
6,019 members, 171 reviews
3.11 stars (3.11 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000

Score: 1

93
5,935 members, 135 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky

Score: 1

94
5,864 members, 180 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: WhatUsername, elainemberman

Thumbs down: Simone2

Score: 1

95
5,842 members, 279 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: edparks

Score: 1

96
5,833 members, 134 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, mmignano11

Thumbs down: Simone2

Score: 1

97
5,743 members, 254 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)
98
5,653 members, 183 reviews
2.96 stars (2.96 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

99
5,573 members, 249 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Moomin_Mama

Score: 1

100
5,021 members, 95 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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