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BTT: Unread


Is there a book that you wish you could “unread”? One that  you disliked so thoroughly you wish you could just forget that you ever read it?

Wow…I have the perfect answer for this one. I only write review on books that I like but this book made it into my review because it was terrible…I hate this book, I felt deceived by it. I read the recommendation on its back and I thought let’s give it a try.
And for the 1st time in my life…my instinct was wrong!! The book is so not worthed.

What book do I mean?? It’s Houses Without Doors by Peter Straub. Read the full review here.

There are other books that I regret reading it…but none as worst as this one (I don’t mean to offend any Straub’s Fans…this is my personal feeling) I ended up swapping this book with Congo by Michael Crichton…which is way way better than Houses Without Doors.

So, How bout you?

Happy BTT


About Novroz

I actively maintained 2 blogs. My personal blog is about things that I love: Turtles, Books, Movies, Music, Larc en Ciel, Muse, Cillian Murphy, The Mighty Boosh and many more. I also help my 3 super cute turtles, Kroten, Papoe and Kurome, to maintain their own blog: http://kamekroten.wordpress.com

11 comments on “BTT: Unread

  1. Melody
    May 28, 2009

    Hmm… I haven’t read anything by this author yet. I hope his other books will be better. 🙂

    Novroz’ Answer
    I don’t know…this book made me lost interest with him

  2. Dot
    May 28, 2009

    I haven’t heard of this book but it doesn’t sound good!! Happy BTT!

    Novroz’ Answer
    It really is not good…no offend to the fans tho

  3. Violet
    May 28, 2009

    I read your review of It’s Houses Without Doors. You are right, the summary is absolutely fantastic. Sad, it didn’t work out though. I loved Congo, both the book and the movie.

    Novroz’ answer
    Thx for reading it 🙂

    I haven’t seen Congo yet 😦

  4. BooksPlease
    May 28, 2009

    Obviously not your kind of book! nor mine either.

    Novroz’ Answer
    It is my kind of book…scary book…but he did not do a good job on it

  5. Sounds like a book you would prefer to forgot. Not one of my preferred genres, so it won’t be too difficult for me to avoid this one.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy BTT.

  6. thekoolaidmom
    May 28, 2009

    I’ve heard of Straub, but not read anything by him yet. I had no trouble zeroing in on an offender, either. The Gun Runner’s Daughter was my pick.

  7. The Social Frog
    May 28, 2009

    I have not read the book you listed. I have read a few that I could not stand over the years, but no use in wasting time reading it, if you don’t like it.

    Novroz’ Answer
    Hear Hear!!

    I didn’t finish that book either.

  8. gautami tripathy
    May 28, 2009

    I have heard of this book. But now I will not pick it up!

    Booking through Unread

  9. C in DC
    May 28, 2009

    Thanks for giving an example.

    Novroz’ Answer
    You’re welcome 🙂 …I think (I’m not sure how to respond on this…I mean I’m being harsh on a certain author…was it agood or bad example?)

  10. Heather
    May 28, 2009

    I don’t read a lot of genre fiction, but I wonder if certain types of books are more likely to result in this outcome…

    Novroz’ Answer
    on contrary, I don’t read alot of non-fiction…I like watching it rather than reading it.

    I believe book is a matter of taste…so one might end up hating it so bad while others might love it so much

  11. Matthew
    May 28, 2009

    I haven’t encountered something that is irredeemably bad. Books that I want to “unread” are ones written by authors whose previous reads I have enjoyed. Sometimes they just have a bad day I guess. I would like to defy time and start over again with another book.

    Novroz’ Answer
    I have the same experience with Dan Brown, I like DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons so much but I really don’t like digital Fotress

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