Over-rated/Under-rated/?

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TinyShine

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19th Oct 2007 at 10:09 am

TinyShine -

 
Just to start some conversation...

What authors/books does everyone think are under-rated or over-rated?

To start things off, I think Zadie Smith is incredibly over-rated. I don't want to be mean, but the multi-award winning 'On Beauty' had a weak story line, stereotypical characters and an air of pretentiousness (is that a word?!) I was disappointed, after reading such rave reviews.

Sarah xx

TinyShine

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19th Oct 2007 at 10:58 am

TinyShine -

 
Oo dear, that's not good- Sorry to hear that Stu Yep, I think that should be your main priority! Hope he is ok (and you, too),

Sarah xx

leftthisplace28-12-07

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22nd Oct 2007 at 10:42 pm

leftthisplace28-12-07 - Lord Sebastian Flyte.The one in white.

Lord Sebastian Flyte.The one in white.

 
I havent added to this thread because I'm a bit shy of my opinions really, but I cant stand D*ckens. I like the films based on Oliver but I dont like D*ckens. Cant really expand on my reasoning there though.
I haven't been manicial all these years I have been in love! It is the exact same dreadful feeling.

Elusive Moose

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23rd Oct 2007 at 3:39 pm

Elusive Moose - Get your Antlers on

Get your Antlers on

 
Nathanuel Hawthorne's 'The Scarlett Letter' comes up EVERYWHERE and I really don't understand it. How can a book where the sentences are pages long (seriously...), that preaches, that's pretentious and is just generally really unreadable be considered such a classic? Ugh...
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Elusive Moose

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23rd Oct 2007 at 6:32 pm

Elusive Moose - Get your Antlers on

Get your Antlers on

 
Don't bother. If I hadn't had to read it for AS levels then I don't think I'd've bothered past chapter 1... Waste of many, many weeks...
"You can't roast infants. You just don't get away with it."- a life lesson for us all.


Wife of  Phil the Lawful Hippo. Imagine the children!

The Disneyafied Adventures of Me


 
 
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