Amicitia wrote:I think David Copperfield is underrated. I liked it better than Great Expectations, for sure.
About fucking time. I think Pip was a boring, uninspired little troglodyte. The whole book was essentially "what if a poor person were to be trained to be rich?" I hate that stupid nickname of "Handel." Just S. T. F. U. He has a name! He has a nickname! Is it really appropriate to give him another nickname?! And that whole...oh, what was her name...That young girl Pip likes who always dumps him. And he KEEPS GOING BACK. And the end! Ugh! Worst ending EVER! And WTF was the plot? It just sounded like some fun little remembrances about some guy named Pip who was conveniently an orphan. But I did feel bad for his sister. Miss Havisham rocks!
Anyway, some other crappy books...Infoquake? Anyone? I couldn't get off the first chapter. It's just...ugh. You're throwing into the story and all you get is that the main character is some typical businessman.
Also hated Lord of the Flies. HATE. HATE. HATE. I read it, and I barely recall any of it. It kinda portrays human nature, but not really. I don't think a group of children would be prone to kill another child for the lulz. The Giver: meh. It's an okay book, but very predicable and not very enforcing. It has a message, but it's lost in all the stupid symbolism. Also, the fact that the ending was so ambiguous annoys the FUCK out of me! Seriously! Tie up your damn book! You wrote this plot. I've been reading it. The LEAST YOU CAN DO IS END IT. Then she goes and makes it ambiguous! What in the fuck?! Finish it!
Also, read closer. zOMFG! My Brother Sam Is Dead?! This proves that just because you research doesn't mean it's a good book. Also, it had major plot holes. I could ride a bus through the hole that had Sam *spoiler* being killed for stealing cattle. *spoiler* Oh, so they didn't have a justice system back in the 1700s? You did research. You KNOW that people weren't doing the eye-for-an-eye shit then. Seriously! I don't give a fuck that your brother Sam is dead, either. I lol'd when the main character's father was randomly dead, too. Lol! So random, so LOL! Seriously. The plot holes in them are so deep that it needs railings around it to prevent people from being sucked into the pit of fail! Grah!
Half the reason people end up hating literature is because their high school lit teachers made them analyze the shit out of everything. I second the motion that a forest can be a fucking forest. Sex can be sex. Not everything has a hidden meaning meant to help you understand the book. In fact, I'd like to write a book that, when analyzed, points you to the completely wrong conclusions so that normal people can point and laugh at you when you state these outlandish claims! Argh!
ETA: More loud anger.
ETA 2: Oh me yarm Oh My Brother Sam Is Dead