Books I Have Hate ReadMar 11, 2022
hello and welcome back to supposedly funny my name is greg i'm here today to make a video that's kind of a reaction to something that happened in the middle of the book march channel i'll put a link to your video on this topic below Basically she made a video talking about
reading that she
hates and she mentioned a couple of
readand I thought I might pick up the conversation here and talk about some
booksthat she hates to read because if you want to know if I ever hated reading a book who boy i've hated reading so much if you're not familiar this is basically the same principle as when you hate watching something it's when you're not enjoying something but something about the experience of not liking it propels you through it to that you feel you need to finish it.
I'm really just going to talk about books where I read everything, but I
havea couple of honorable mentions, the first being a little life of hanya yanagihara which I really hated. I got a little over halfway through this book and I was at a point where I was ready to despair about whether what was going to happen in the book was really pissing me off, so I jumped to the end and thought the ending was extremely emotional. manipulative so i put it down and didn't finish it, there are many books where i stop in the middle because i really didn't like it but in this case i skipped to the end and that one in particular caught my eye. for an honorable mention because i skipped to the end so i got the full experience of the book i just didn't read it all that's why it's an honorable mention i'm also going to give an honorable mention for going with the wind by margaret mitchell , which is the only book I'll get my hands on during the course of this video because if you follow me you'll know that I really tried to finish this book earlier this year and couldn't do it so no I don't rate I didn't make it to the end , i hated reading for a while and then it got to be too much and i had to stop but i tried and here it went with the wind by margaret mitchell let's get into the real list of books i've hated to read and we'll start with a ladder to the sky by john boyne, which is one of the more recent ones, was a buddy read with sean the book maniac and to be honest i probably wouldn't
havefinished it if it hadn't been a buddy read because he and I basically made fun of the book in our records and that helped me to the end.
I really didn't like the book. I didn't like the character. I thought he was a bit predictable at a certain point and there were just things about him that were a bit infuriating, one of which was noticed by sean, not me. There is a character in the book who has a signed first edition of maurice by e.m forster. However, Maurice was published after the death of Em Forster who was part of it. the whole point so there can be no signed first editions of that book that look like It's like a small nitpicky detail, however, a lap of heaven is full of things like that and that's one of the reasons we were making fun of it as we went along and why it was a hate read for me next. one is the spy who loved me by ian fleming a couple of years ago before i had a booktube channel it occurred to me that i would read every ian fleming james bond book i ever read and watch all the movies because we got a box of that 50 bond set that came out in 2012 or 2013 we got it at 50 off it was really cheap so just for fun we watched all the movies and then when it was over I thought I'd read it all. the books and they are not very well written they are racist they are very terrible with women but the one who finally broke me was the spy who loved me because it is told from the perspective of the female character who is linked uh he gets involved with her is working in a hotel it's very different from the plot of the movie, so she's working in a hotel, these kind of thugs come and start threatening her and then James Bond shows up and ends up saving her, but the book hints that she wants to be sexually assaulted and that he would like this he actually says flat out that women like to be sexually assaulted and at the time i dont think i threw the book across the room at the time in anger because i was reading it in bed my husband was asleep but i threw it across the room at some point on my channel and um yeah it's terrible it's pretty despicable and i believe in the book after that it was on her majesty's secret service sol or it gets worse because ian fleming explained tracy divicenzo's backstory and her mom was just hanging out in areas where there was a criminal element because she wanted to get sexually assaulted and when tracy's dad sexually assaulted her she followed him like a dog with hoping it would happen again and then eventually i think he married her so yeah its not cool this but the whole series isn't cool but the spy who loved me is really where it went off the rails and boy did i hate read that book i should actually put it on her majesty's secret service because by that point i was almost done with the series and uh any link any link book that was published after the spy who loved me that was written by ian fleming would have qualified like a hate read because i hated the series at the time but i stuck with it just because anger was driving me forward and i wanted to do it it was a whole thing it was so close to the end i thought i was like if i just did this i could do it and never have to think about it ever again next is adam by ariel shragg this is one of my most hated books of all time and i finished it.
I'm amazed because she really pissed me off. york his sister is a lesbian and one of his friends is a lesbian And he is totally in love with her and she mistakes him for someone who is transgender as a woman transitioning to a man and he accepts it and it is terrible I know the idea of cheating it is quite common in romantic plots or romantic comedies. but in this case it's so insulting and handled so offensively and it's just not good, plus ariel shrag sets the book somewhere around 2003 for no apparent reason other than she wants the characters to constantly see and talk about the word l the tv show ariel shrek wrote for the l word so oh it's terrible and i can't talk about the ending because i don't want to spoil it for anyone who might want to read it i don't know if i'm encouraging anyone by talking about it this way but the ending is really appalling and i saw an interview with ariel shrek where he tried to retrace what happened at the ending, it's basically his own book except there's no evidence for what he claimed. anywhere in the book so i hate it i hate it i hate it and it made me angrier and angrier the more i worked my way through it the next one is dexter is dead by jeff lindsay this was the last dexter book by jeff lindsey i wasn't as much of a fan of the books as i was of the tv show although the tv show also had diminishing returns in the end but at a certain point you could tell jeff lindsay was really going through the motions with the dexter books the first is interesting the second one was ok they just started to go downhill really fast and you could tell he had lost interest and by the penultimate book it almost seemed like jeff lindsay was making a big change that might rejuvenated his interest in the series and then it was announced that he would just one more and that this would be the last book in the series, so I was already getting confused, why would he change things so drastically and then end the series? he had fallen into th is routine where all the books ended with dexter's children being kidnapped and put in danger it was horrible so the premise of the book was that dexter is in jail because he was framed for a murder that it happened at the end of the penultimate book that he didn't actually commit, so the tension you think you're going to have is that he might actually have to face punishment for his crimes, but ironically for a crime he didn't actually commit, however , jeff lindsay throws that plotline almost immediately and just went back to his standard plotline where he ends up with the kid, the kids get kidnapped, it all happens again and you know if he ever said something to jeff lindsay he'd tell him if he didn't you do it. feel invested in a series, just don't write it anymore, don't keep making things worse, it was terrible and in my opinion a bit offensive to anyone who followed the series. 'la A There are too many people talking about this book.
It's the world after Lionel Shriver's birthday. The premise of this book really intrigued me when I first heard about it because basically the main character, I think her name is Arena, starts out in a relationship. with a guy who's kind of boring i can't remember his name but he's a boring banker type guy and they've been in a long term relationship but they're definitely stuck things aren't exciting and she's not necessarily happy anymore , this pool player comes into her life and she ends up alone with him at a birthday dinner and they have some kind of romantic tension over dinner and the book becomes a kind of sliding door scenario that goes two different directions in one plot, arena kisses the billiard player and has a little affair, the affair has found out and then she is related to the billiard player and in the other, she maintains a relationship with her safe boring banker and then what the book promises is that your life will go in two completely different directions, but instead of a divergent path, it will stay parallel in the weirdest way and that makes it really predictable because if something happens in a story, you can cue Despite the opposite happening in the next story, for example, in one story, she wins an award in another story, loses the award in one story, deactivates an argument in the next story, she is the one causing the scene and I know spoilers I don't want to go to the end but there is an opposite ending to these two different plot lines that happens towards the end and that was bad enough but I felt like Lionel Shriver despised the arena for some reason because at the end of the day both the boys are terrible and yet it's presented as if they're sand's only option and for some reason it feels like the book is trying to punish her when in fact she didn't do anything wrong and she just gets blamed for everything you're supposed to constantly feel guilty about things you didn't necessarily do lionel shriver also gets politics into this book was published around 2005 maybe somewhere in that zip code and spends a couple of pages ginas taking pot shots at hillary clinton which is sort of where this comes from and then there's a the characters are all in new york for 911 for no apparent reason it's just that the further the book progresses to me the more offensive it becomes , but also that just made my jaw drop more and more so I had to keep going and it was terrible, it wasn't worth it, so that's the world after Lionel Shriver's birthday, the next is Stephanie Meyer's Twilight, it is the only one of Stephanie Meyer's books.
I've read it once and I read it because she was working on Borders. It was my day off. My sister had read the Twilight books and was obsessed with them. She left her copy of her Twilight on the kitchen table which I got up from. in the morning and I was having breakfast and I just picked it up out of curiosity and blinked a little and I had finished the book within the course of the day because I hated it so much that it prompted me and I finished it in one day which was I didn't like it and I know there's A lot of people like Twilight, but there's so much about it that it's kind of gross and troubling to me, especially since it plays into one of my least favorite tropes in romance where it takes the idea of pride and prejudice and then goes wrong for it. complete because of course in pride and prejudice mr darcy doesn't seem to like elizabeth bennett at all he finds her a bit mean and snobbish that's the point of the book in fact a lot of romances take that idea and make the guy just be a jerk and you're supposed to believe that this is true love and that's something that happens in the twilight book and there's not even like a vampire baseball.
The game is so weird and just the ending is so abrupt it almost feels like oh there should be some kind of tension here I'm just going to hammer out some random kidnapping plot and edward will have to come save the day it's a terrible book it's terribly written needs a vampire baseball game i say more the next one is jeff vandermeer acceptance i was very excited about the annihilation i read it and the annihilation was good although i was nervous at the end because i really liked the first season of the lost and lost tv show is now my classic example of this kind of thing i really liked the first season of lost the second season it started to get infuriating because instead of answering questions i kept throwing more questions at you and trying to be more and more mysterious and then it stops being fun and that's exactly the progression of the inheritance trilogy for me, the annihilation was good, the middle book was authoritative and i didn't like it that book, it just started, things started to get too complicated and you weren't. getting answers and acceptance was just a disaster, i really didn't like it and i had a feeling that was the direction i was going to go in, but i expected to be surprised and i really didn't like itand I got to the end, but I didn't like it at all and I realized that there are a lot of people who are very interested in that trilogy, not me, sorry, next is Dan's Angels & Demons. brown so i read the da vinci code when it was first published because i was so curious.
I remember borders was giving the da vinci code a big push when it was published and we booksellers couldn't figure out why because it seemed like a fluke. We got so many copies of this book from an author no one had ever heard of. No one had really heard of the book. We keep trying. on the book so I think within three or four months of the book being released we were ready to start returning copies because we were overwhelmed with copies that weren't selling and then all of a sudden it started selling so much in that window before before i actually started selling a and became the phenomenon that was the da vinci code i read it and i really didn't like it and my other book seller friends and i made fun of it because it was like the company wanted us to sell this book nobody is going to buy this book and then people bought the book which was kind of funny and weird but if you've read the da vinci code you know it's a mess at least with the da vinci code i told myself that people i was learning art history but that went out the window with angels and demons when i read that because of course once the da vinci code became popular people started rediscovering angels and demons that had been published earlier mind i had no intention of reading any other dan brown books but my older sister who usually has good taste in books told me oh no no no angels and demons is much better so i thought ok ok and picked up angels and demons and it was terrible in fact it was worse and at some point during the course of that book dan brown was describing a sculpture of raphael and he explained that raphael had secretly put pagan symbols on the sculpture as some kind of screw up to the priest who had the priest the pope who had commissioned the sculpture in the first place and it was supposed to show that the illuminati were the illuminati were the bad guys at it or was it the da vinci code i dont even remember but whatever organization was the bad guy it was supposed to show that I was subverting the intention of the pope, so I was thinking to myself.
I am not familiar with this sculpture. I'll google it because this was in the early days of Google. I looked it up and found that the Pope had specifically commissioned those pagan symbols to be on the sculpture because he wanted to display it. that christianity was spreading to pagans and was winning so i looked up a couple of other things i found out dan brown art history is sore wrong the book itself is just terrible its the first book i ever threw at Through th The room is thwarted by something that happens at the end and I don't know spoilers again but it's about a piece of canvas, a helicopter, a big fall and it was either an antimatter ball or an art antimatter bomb crazy.
I don't remember which one, but if you've read the book, you know exactly what I'm talking about. It's ridiculous and I picked it up and finished it, but it's one of the worst. books i've read and always will, oh by the way i have to go back and say that after hating angels and demons so much i told my sister i really didn't like it at all and she confessed that i did. read it while on painkillers after having his wisdom teeth pulled so he explained that the next book is probably going to be a bit of a surprise it's mildred pierce by james m kane i don't think i'm alone in saying that i feel i was misled with this book, so if you're familiar with the film adaptation starring Joan Crawford, it's framed in a It's kind of a film noir with a murder mystery element and that's not the book.
It turns out that they twisted parts of the book to really reinforce this kind of film noir aspect and make it like a murder and a murder mystery and the book doesn't have that, but what really pissed me off about the book is that it seems like for long parts of the book nothing happens in the middle of the book or somewhere towards the middle of the book mildred pierce is opening her own restaurant and james m kane just goes on for pages and pages and pages about how she was going to prepare the chicken and how it was being really smart because by making the chicken that way you could also prepare it another way, but you're only buying one. chicken game but she could prepare it two different ways and really in depth on how she was going to set up the tables in the restaurant now i'm a foodie i love restaurants i love the idea of setting up restaurants but this was boring it was just n It's not necessary, he did not need to be there.
It completely stalled the plot and I was so mad I wanted to stop but I kept going because I was getting mad and I wanted to see how bad it was so I'm not a fan of mildred. pierce i saw the movie the movie is better because it actually has life but the book to me was just a big nothing i feel like i'm being mean in this video but we're talking about hate reading so i feel like that too is the point. The following is the first that I have a video in which I talk about it.
It's about talking to strangers about Malcolm Gladwell. how malcolm gladwell was deliberately tackling controversial issues and actually the wrong side of the argument like this was posted right before my chanel miller name didn't come out chanel miller hadn't even come out as a victim of uh brock turner at the time whats bad timing for malcolm gladwell's father No because since she was anonymous, she probably wouldn't have had a chance to interview Chanel Miller or talk to her. However, she does a chapter on that incident where he shames her for drinking and basically says yes, people who drink.
Not being sexually assaulted, however, binge drinking leads to sexual assault and it's scary because I mean of course if you binge drink you're vulnerable to bad things but he just picks the wrong side and gets self-righteous about it, which is even more infuriating. and he does it about case after case after case, he does the um penn state, he talks about it's crazy how much he gets on the wrong side of an argument in this book and it really made me sour on malcolm gladwell completely, always had made. I thought he had interesting arguments and interesting cases.
I tended to think that he would go off on tangents in at least a couple of his books that didn't necessarily support his thesis statement, and sometimes I don't. I don't think it actually proved his thesis statement, but his stories were interesting and talking to strangers is where I just broke up with him. He had also been a huge fan of his podcast before that and now I've unsubscribed. I will never hear another. episode again i will never read another malcolm cladwell book it was so bad but i finished it and i have a rant review which you can see in the description box below the next one will also piss some people off it's our stars fault john green I had read a lot of john green's books in a row, which was probably a mistake.
Sometimes when you get drunk with an author, you pick up all the habits of him. Sometimes, there are good reasons that appear in all his books, but sometimes. they have kind of a negative thing that you start to notice because you're reading so much he was a john green too much now a lot of people called the fault in his stars his favorite book that year was on a many best of list s and i felt like a lone maverick at points because i really didn't like him i thought he was manipulative i thought he was cloying i don't know if there's any way you could write a book about dying teenagers without feeling manipulative but i feel like john green really wanted to have both things, I wanted to joke about being manipulative and playing with your emotions and I wanted the emotional payoff of manipulating and just sugarcoating your heart, the other thing was that and I understood that there were teenagers rejecting me for this, I would say that teenagers don't talk like that, no human being talks like that and teenagers commented on the review i wrote at the time to say oh no me and my friends definitely talk like that No teen talks like that, sorry there's a conversation where I forgot her name, but the female lead is sitting down for breakfast with her family and someone mentions oh we should have breakfast for dinner and she continues. rant about how, oh, breakfast for dinner, why should eggs be exclusive for breakfast? or why eggs should have exclusivity for breakfast? that you just want to like to shake john green and be like he gets the point is a metaphor oh my god and stuff like that he's really hard on this stuff even the male lead constantly puts less than unlit cigarettes in his mouth because you you put the killer thing in your mouth but you don't give it the power to kill you or anything and this just repeats itself throughout the book and this is if they involve anne frank and it's just a bunch of emotionally manipulative emo stuff about the teenage dead and I didn't like it.
I respect that there are a lot of people out there who do. I had to admit at that point that I was done with John Green because his books were just his books. funny but they got too cute and quirky for me so i had to retire after that next up is brown man by soren sveistrip and i have a review of this one on my channel because i read it i dont remember it was last year or the previous year. I hated it, but I had just had foot surgery, so I was laying on this very couch for, actually, a whole weekend and I tore it.
It's a really long book, it's so offensive in so many. ways and it's predictable and there's a twist that doesn't make sense because it feels like mysteries are supposed to have twists right it has to be someone you know huh I really didn't know even the fact that you were introduced to the leading lady feminine while she's having sex for no other reason than to give you a hint, the reader, and okay, she's not bullshit, she's serious, but she's also nasty and why would you need to know that about her? makes any difference making it such an offensive book uh didn't like it If you want more check out my full review.
I let her fall to the ground when she finished speaking. I think that's the review where I do that the next one is something else. I have a full review. do you want to make god laugh by bianca murray this was a book that again really tried desperately to make you cry and it was interesting because i tweeted that i was reading a book that was determined to make me cry and i mentioned the name. well bianca murray must have twittered her name because she commented and said what a great honor thank you and what's interesting about that is I didn't actually mean it as a compliment so it's kind of funny and the book is really manipulative emotionally, the writing wasn't great, the plot isn't great, what really pissed me off was that it's about a woman who takes in some kind of foster son and wants to take care of him and the book repeatedly implies that he shouldn't be raised Because of her, there's this mythical connection between the mother, the birth mother, and her child, and the other woman gets in the way of that and there's a plot line where, like her, the birth mother didn't really want to give up her son, so it's loaded from that perspective, but to me, especially as a foster parent, it seems so irresponsible to make that argument and the book makes it to the point where this baby who never knew its mother was taken away at the moment that I was born or he somehow recognizes his mother when he is only a year old and not only does he recognize his mother and accept her attempts to take care of him, he rejects his adoptive mother's attempts to be his mother to be a mother to take care of him because and it just made me angry, it really pissed me off so if you want more check out the full review of that one too and i think i'll just leave it at that i think those are the books at least i had marked as hated on my reading apps so i think they are pretty thorough i can't think of anyone else who would have hated reading at least not in the last few years but i would love to hear what you hate reading if you hate reading so if you have a channel feel free this is not a video etiquette, but if you'd like to, feel free to do what I did and continue in the middle of the book march conversation and continue.
If you don't have a channel, I'd love to hear anything you do. I hate reading in the comments section below or if you have a channel and just don't want to make the video on your own, please let me know what you hate writing in the past or if you want to fight me about any of these books. that i hate to read feel free to do so in the comments section below just keep it civil thats my only guideline so let me know what you think and as always i really appreciate your time i'll be back until next time happy to reading it.
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