Books You Couldn't Finish

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For whatever reason, good, bad or indifferent, you couldn't finish it. Add your abandoned reads. Thumbs down the ones that should be given a second chance.
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31,975 members
1,252 reviews
4.1
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merrystar, 2wonderY
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merrystar: I'm possibly too old, but I found the beginning of this unreadable.
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8,976 members
132 reviews
3.8
2 Members
merrystar, fuzzi
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fuzzi: Despised the characters, why read about people with no redeeming qualities?
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2,670 members
69 reviews
½ 3.5
2 Members
Bookmarque, ManWithAnAgenda
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Bookmarque: HIGHLY speculative. Repetitive. Repetitive. Repetitive.
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30,670 members
1,491 reviews
½ 4.4
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ahef1963
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28,003 members
387 reviews
½ 3.6
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ahef1963
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23,913 members
989 reviews
4.2
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Minthe
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19,427 members
1,136 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
barbharper, ahef1963,
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13,698 members
767 reviews
4.2
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Minthe
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11,723 members
453 reviews
3.8
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10,368 members
226 reviews
½ 3.7
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8,821 members
90 reviews
½ 3.5
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7,916 members
59 reviews
4
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merrystar
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merrystar: the only assigned book I have ever given up on.
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7,881 members
91 reviews
3.9
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6,917 members
193 reviews
½ 3.7
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5,764 members
185 reviews
½ 3.5
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5,741 members
48 reviews
½ 3.6
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cej1027
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5,251 members
99 reviews
3.9
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4,406 members
93 reviews
3.8
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4,402 members
72 reviews
½ 3.7
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4,333 members
194 reviews
4
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4,258 members
79 reviews
½ 3.7
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Minthe
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4,142 members
68 reviews
3.8
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Minthe
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3,753 members
74 reviews
3.8
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Cecrow
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Cecrow: Couldn't find the story or the point.
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3,717 members
220 reviews
½ 3.6
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3,693 members
55 reviews
3.8
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katie4098
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3,631 members
78 reviews
3.8
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cej1027
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3,583 members
95 reviews
3.9
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Bookmarque
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3,561 members
50 reviews
4
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3,482 members
259 reviews
3.8
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3,425 members
40 reviews
½ 3.4
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aulsmith
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3,258 members
175 reviews
3.9
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Minthe
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3,208 members
139 reviews
3.9
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3,130 members
99 reviews
½ 3.6
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: Repetitive. Boring.
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3,038 members
41 reviews
3.1
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: Scenes too long and choked with detail. Quirky for quirky's sake. Couldn't connect w/main character enough to wade through it all.
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3,010 members
43 reviews
4.1
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merrystar
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merrystar: Enjoyed the first half, but then it bogged down.
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2,860 members
47 reviews
½ 3.4
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2,723 members
63 reviews
4.1
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: Self-aggrandizing asshat. Bad science. Questionable reporting.
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2,705 members
47 reviews
½ 3.3
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2,526 members
41 reviews
½ 3.5
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starbox
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2,462 members
50 reviews
3.8
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skid0612
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2,424 members
79 reviews
½ 3.3
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Jullou
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Jullou: I love satire and absurdism, rarely don't finish books. But I just couldn't get through this one.
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2,383 members
129 reviews
4
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: I've liked his other books but this one too brutal, nasty and gross
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2,354 members
74 reviews
2.9
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SimoneA
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2,308 members
56 reviews
½ 3.4
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: Too stupid. Too manipulative. Dumb characters. Like every cheap horror movie ever.
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2,177 members
25 reviews
3.9
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2,148 members
63 reviews
4
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dara85
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2,108 members
40 reviews
3.9
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2,068 members
45 reviews
½ 3.7
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: boring. convoluted. stop it with the two name boy already. Death to the two name boy!
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2,029 members
84 reviews
3.8
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1,912 members
11 reviews
4.1
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1,798 members
23 reviews
4
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cej1027
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1,798 members
28 reviews
4
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: outdated, 80s vibe to Maris's victimhood, predictable and not well written
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1,758 members
33 reviews
½ 3.6
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Minthe
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1,683 members
35 reviews
½ 3.5
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gilroy
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gilroy: How can one sustain a story when you change points of view every two pages? Just horrible writing
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1,621 members
31 reviews
3.8
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merrystar
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merrystar: I generally love re-told fairy tales, but I couldn't make it through this one.
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1,472 members
151 reviews
3.9
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: Just couldn't stand the brutality. Why do men do this?
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1,448 members
63 reviews
3.8
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: Adam is just too dumb for me to stick with this book.
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1,384 members
22 reviews
4
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aulsmith
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1,265 members
38 reviews
3.9
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: Can't write her way out of a wet paper bag. Why do I keep trying?
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1,222 members
15 reviews
3.2
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gilroy
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gilroy: This came out when the Extended Epic like Wheel of Time was popular. Wheel of Time was bad, this was worse.
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1,214 members
70 reviews
½ 3.5
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: stupid woman, stupid premise - as if it would take a year for the accountant to tell her she had no money.
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1,095 members
64 reviews
4.2
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: zzzzzzz
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1,095 members
21 reviews
½ 3.4
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gilroy
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1,002 members
40 reviews
½ 3.6
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hoddybook
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943 members
44 reviews
4
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818 members
46 reviews
½ 3.7
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: In my best Colonel Kurtz voice - the writing, the writing.
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761 members
14 reviews
3.9
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744 members
5 reviews
½ 3.6
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743 members
18 reviews
½ 3.3
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: Hateful for hatefulness's sake.
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723 members
16 reviews
½ 3.7
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698 members
15 reviews
3.9
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Diane-bpcb
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Diane-bpcb: was this edited?
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680 members
29 reviews
3.2
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647 members
48 reviews
½ 3.6
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: an onslaught of cruelty, sadism, viciousness and violence.
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628 members
18 reviews
3.8
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604 members
22 reviews
3.9
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: Too bleak. Dwells on the worst people do to each other. All. The. Time.
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580 members
13 reviews
½ 3.4
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548 members
25 reviews
½ 3.7
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dara85
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523 members
19 reviews
½ 3.5
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510 members
22 reviews
½ 3.3
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: Too stupid
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503 members
61 reviews
4
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: Can't stand the tone of this book. Too snide, too judgmental, too flip.
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499 members
15 reviews
3.8
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gilroy
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455 members
32 reviews
2.1
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453 members
26 reviews
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451 members
27 reviews
2.9
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: Very info-dumpy. Narrator likes the sound of his own voice. Terrible dialog.
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417 members
25 reviews
½ 3.7
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: So terrible I couldn't finish and returned it to Audible. Protagonist is an idiot among idiots.
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413 members
22 reviews
2.8
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407 members
10 reviews
½ 3.6
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: Too oblique.
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370 members
2 reviews
½ 3.5
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356 members
34 reviews
3.1
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: These assholes deserve each other, but not my time.
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352 members
12 reviews
½ 3.7
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348 members
67 reviews
½ 3.4
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: Too stupid to finish.
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338 members
17 reviews
3.2
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: oddly unfocused writing, didn't engage w/protagonist
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336 members
20 reviews
½ 3.6
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314 members
6 reviews
½ 3.7
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: Can't remember anything except that there was incorrect forensic detail.
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281 members
3 reviews
½ 3.4
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271 members
4 reviews
3.8
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arrwa
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246 members
10 reviews
3.1
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: boring, self-involed, bossy asshole as a "protagonist"
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226 members
27 reviews
½ 3.5
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Bookmarque
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Bookmarque: Desperate name dropping by the author. And it's a romance, which by itself isn't awful, but it's a stupid one.