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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
14,509 members, 472 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Explanations:

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

3
49,538 members, 2,129 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)
4
31,809 members, 893 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)
5
13,410 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
23,700 members, 326 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Explanations:

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

7
19,073 members, 711 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Explanations:

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

8
61,440 members, 1,215 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
7,671 members, 185 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)
10
5,514 members, 379 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)
11
3,584 members, 185 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
24,749 members, 594 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
14,894 members, 780 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)
14
6,925 members, 105 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
6,321 members, 444 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)
16
3,214 members, 197 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Explanations:

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

17
2,070 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
1,394 members, 91 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)
19
33,725 members, 989 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)
20
13,167 members, 997 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
10,508 members, 107 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
22
8,102 members, 77 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: stembrook, martensgirl, tottman, Luisali

Thumbs down: ShelfMonkey

Score: 3

23
7,840 members, 134 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
7,243 members, 601 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: Sammystarbuck, generalkala, keristars, foggidawn

Thumbs down: sundancer

Score: 3

25
6,810 members, 234 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
26
5,743 members, 297 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Explanations:

aulsmith (7): Expected more ethical frisson.

27
5,609 members, 108 reviews
3.16 stars (3.16 stars)
28
4,872 members, 483 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: _Zoe_, elainemberman, norabelle414, generalkala

Thumbs down: keeneam

Score: 3

29
4,560 members, 351 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: foggidawn, elainemberman, inge87

Score: 3

30
4,479 members, 306 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: edparks, gypsysmom, ahef1963

Score: 3

Explanations:

ahef1963 (31): Meh.

31
4,035 members, 200 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)
32
3,537 members, 51 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)
33
2,032 members, 36 reviews
2.7 stars (2.7 stars)
34
974 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
33,705 members, 1,601 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)
37
11,452 members, 196 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom, edparks

Score: 2

38
11,434 members, 253 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: chgstrom, generalkala, pammab

Thumbs down: guyalice

Score: 2

39
9,687 members, 163 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom, CGlanovsky

Score: 2

40
9,165 members, 107 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: andejons, Minthe

Score: 2

41
9,151 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
8,568 members, 434 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: inge87, Peace2

Score: 2

43
7,430 members, 67 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: lachapakhan, tottman

Score: 2

44
6,812 members, 174 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, mmignano11

Score: 2

45
6,084 members, 453 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, briarhills

Score: 2

46
4,886 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
4,173 members, 113 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: teeth, briarhills

Score: 2

48
4,056 members, 113 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: SylviaC, mmignano11, generalkala

Thumbs down: jain

Score: 2

49
3,669 members, 172 reviews
2.8 stars (2.8 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, edparks

Score: 2

50
2,996 members, 207 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: SugarCreekRanch, sjmccreary, Bluewolf0411

Thumbs down: keristars

Score: 2

51
2,880 members, 99 reviews
3.08 stars (3.08 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky, ahef1963

Score: 2

Explanations:

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

52
2,603 members, 186 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
2,575 members, 189 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: Minthe, edparks

Score: 2

55
2,216 members, 73 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: sjmccreary, edparks

Score: 2

56
1,676 members, 36 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: Simone2, teeth

Score: 2

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

Lists: SqueakyChu, gypsysmom

Score: 2

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

Lists: loremistress, briarhills

Score: 2

59
616 members, 44 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)
60
499 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
84,871 members, 827 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

65
79,428 members, 1,452 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

66
45,147 members, 1,172 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

67
25,969 members, 451 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: jeffza, gypsysmom

Thumbs down: DisassemblyOfReason

Score: 1

68
23,108 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.

69
19,916 members, 343 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

70
19,156 members, 226 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: EMS_24

Score: 1

71
18,102 members, 351 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

72
17,341 members, 149 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

73
16,237 members, 1,337 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

74
15,361 members, 452 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: sundancer, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom

Score: 1

75
13,454 members, 262 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.

76
13,239 members, 191 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.

77
11,877 members, 214 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: edparks

Score: 1

79
10,381 members, 767 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

80
10,199 members, 379 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Lexxi

Score: 1

81
9,976 members, 153 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Explanations:

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

82
9,043 members, 386 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Luisali, chgstrom, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom, aulsmith

Score: 1

83
8,841 members, 226 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000

Score: 1

84
8,740 members, 323 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: teeth, edparks

Thumbs down: gypsysmom

Score: 1

85
7,380 members, 129 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411

Score: 1

86
7,334 members, 346 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: _Zoe_

Score: 1

87
7,129 members, 102 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: jain

Score: 1

88
6,998 members, 141 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: inge87

Score: 1

89
6,854 members, 437 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: teeth, AnneGerring, edparks

Thumbs down: souloftherose, MmeRose

Score: 1

90
6,740 members, 265 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: susiesharp, briarhills, foggidawn

Thumbs down: keeneam, Samantha_kathy

Score: 1

92
6,195 members, 176 reviews
3.11 stars (3.11 stars)

Lists: cindyst2000

Score: 1

93
6,186 members, 187 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: WhatUsername, elainemberman

Thumbs down: Simone2

Score: 1

94
6,152 members, 138 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky

Score: 1

95
6,137 members, 143 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: elainemberman, mmignano11

Thumbs down: Simone2

Score: 1

96
6,026 members, 257 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: Tess_W, AnneGerring, souloftherose

Thumbs down: gypsysmom, aulsmith

Score: 1

97
6,007 members, 289 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: edparks

Score: 1

98
5,869 members, 184 reviews
2.97 stars (2.97 stars)

Lists: Minthe

Score: 1

99
5,617 members, 227 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.

100
5,165 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.

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Started by: _Zoe_ (January 2012)

Type: Unnumbered

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