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What not to read
« on: July 23, 2005, 09:23:16 PM »
This thread is where you post books you've recently read and would recommend others NOT read.  I'll start:


The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield.

The philosophy and science of it had holes, and the narrative itself was absolutely awful.
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Re: What not to read
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2005, 03:49:46 AM »
The Neanderthal Parallax books by Robert J. Sawyer.

The first one won a Hugo, but the books are a straw-man attack on everything our civilization holds dear, like agriculture, religion, the nuclear family, heterosexual cohabitation...
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Re: What not to read
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2005, 06:19:53 PM »
General Fiction, in general.
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Re: What not to read
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2005, 03:13:48 AM »
Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn

You have to accept the premise of a Bible-bashing conservationist ninety-year-old telepathic gorilla, for cryin' out loud.
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Re: What not to read
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2005, 04:34:02 AM »
Seems entirely normal to me - I met an Anarchist Liberal  Environmentalist vegetarian polygamist Giraffe the other day.

His name was Charles.
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Re: What not to read
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2005, 04:42:57 AM »
I don't know if it's a legitimate comparison or not but many people compare Daniel Quinn to David Icke who's one of the new age, aliens are among us, Illuminati people.

http://www.davidicke.com/

And for those that want another view
http://www.publiceye.org/Icke/IckeBackgrounder.htm
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Re: What not to read
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2005, 04:59:41 PM »
Interesting.

I'm not quite sure if Quinn is the same kind of person, however. As far as I know (and I'm going off of just one book and the constant praise of an irrationally-Green English prof I had), he's just really really really concerned about humans being egocentric and depleting all of the earth's resources before we realize what we're doing...

Here's the Ishmael Community site, in case you have the time/desire to prove me wrong:
www.ishmael.com



The book comes highly recommended by high school students, it seems, and had I read it a year ago, it would have changed my life. But now that I'm no longer 18, I think very little of it.

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Re: What not to read
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2005, 05:05:13 PM »
After being overcome with obsession and locking myself into impossible circular arguments with others who have been likewise infected, I'd like to make another suggestion. Don't read this if you wish to have a life afterwards:

Harry Potter and the 0.5-Blood Prince by J.K. (Just Kidding? Jade Knight?) Rowling

It will invade your brain cells and make them lyse by the millions (assuming you're one who's got that many neurons).
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Re: What not to read
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2006, 04:36:53 PM »
Sweet, baiting an entire message board for no reason other than "that should get a response".  Man, I love trolls.  Makes me feel so much better about my life that I don't have to stoop to their level.
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Re: What not to read
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2006, 06:07:55 PM »
the wish list by Eoin Colfer....very boring :-/TEXT

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Re: What not to read
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2006, 09:08:39 AM »
/me makes a demand for less colored text

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Re: What not to read
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2006, 10:15:43 AM »
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Re: What not to read
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2006, 11:28:52 AM »
Anything by Ann Rand jumps to mind.
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Re: What not to read
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2006, 12:28:12 PM »
I actually quite liked The Wishlist as I recall.  What was boring to you about it, allie?  I mean, it wasn't like it changed my life or anything, but it was fun fantasy-lite.  Typical Coifer, it seemed to me.

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Re: What not to read
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2006, 01:20:34 PM »
Sherri S. Tepper's "Beauty"

Not for those that love fairytales by any stretch of the imagination.  I hated this one so much that I took it camping and used it for firestarter.  Fortunately I'd only paid about 15 cents for it at a yard sale and that was 16 cents too many.
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