18:59, Wed 13 Jun
Jack Kerouac - Got just over a page into On The Road before binning it.
19:01, Wed 13 Jun
I'm the same with anything by Tolkien - utter drivel
19:06, Wed 13 Jun
Shakespeare,total guff :D
19:09, Wed 13 Jun
James Joyce.
@stevanderman
19:15, Wed 13 Jun
Agree about On The Road. Supposed to be a must read, managed about five pages. Utter garbage.
19:16, Wed 13 Jun
Stephen King. Takes four pages to describe a shack in a field that has absolutely feck all to do with the plot. Then he uses some magical powers or supernatural bullshit to explain the fact that he couldn't write his way out of a paper bag.

And he looks like a serial killer.

J.D. Salinger. Holden Caulfield isn't an interesting character, he a whiny tw*t.
19:22, Wed 13 Jun
Haruki Murakami has a very irritating style

Orwell is just boring
19:27, Wed 13 Jun
That bloke that wrote thr book about Shankly . What a man to have the privilege of writing about and all we got was season upon season of football results .Thr guiness year books would have been mote interesting .

Absolute pi$$ take
19:31, Wed 13 Jun
Once read that Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolfe. Awful awful awful.
19:34, Wed 13 Jun
Haircut1000
Once read that Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolfe. Awful awful awful.

You what mate. It's excellent
19:50, Wed 13 Jun
Jacques Moran
Orwell is just boring

Orwell's novels are...not good, however, his essays are incredible and really deserve to be read.

Umberto Eco - just could never get on with his style which felt just irritating. Also +1 to Joyce, hated everything of his that I have ever (tried) to read.
20:37, Wed 13 Jun
I found 1984 very immersive.
20:39, Wed 13 Jun
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Jack Kerouac - Got just over a page into On The Road before binning it.

It’s brilliant. But I think it’s like jazz......
20:40, Wed 13 Jun
Just shitting all over my favourites there QB. Cheers.
We deserve our club back

H-Bomb

"Oh Nikola Zigic"
20:40, Wed 13 Jun
B13blues
Shakespeare,total guff :D

True this (tu)

Had enough of it at school
20:47, Wed 13 Jun
Thomas Hardy.

Dirge
@Bluewurst1875
20:49, Wed 13 Jun
Bravo Zulu
I found 1984 very immersive.

"The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia, but to keep the very structure of society intact".

Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance.

War is excellent for this. Gives 'em someone to blame, too. But any way of destroying the fruits of human labour is good. Then look for some group to blame.

Any government project which takes away the proceeds of people's work, and gives it to the non-working / or to people doing work no-one wants to pay for / or waste on things the people who earned it don't want, or at least don't want it as much as what they'd have spent their money on.

Anything to prevent people becoming too rich. To prevent people joining the rich. Higher tax rate for anyone getting ideas above their station.
21:01, Wed 13 Jun
James Joyce. Takes pretentiousness to a whole different level. Oh, Salman Rushdie deserves a mention as well.
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21:13, Wed 13 Jun
Found Irvine Welsh pretty unreadable for a fair few chapters of Transporting thanks to the Scottish dialect! Once I got my head round it though I'm now hooked on his books!
21:44, Wed 13 Jun
QBBC2
J.D. Salinger. Holden Caulfield isn't an interesting character, he a whiny tw*t.

He's also fecking depressing.
21:57, Wed 13 Jun
Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 100 Years of Solitude.
Felt like I'd gone through it by end of Chapter One.

The ONLY book I've ever refused to finish.

I love Tolkien. And King. And while Joyce IS pretentious, and Ulysses was a challenge, when you read the annotated Ulysses, you can't help but be amazed by the sheer detail in it. Especially when you remember it's all set in one day. A fabulous achievement. I understand why people don't find it 'enjoyable' but it IS readable, where Marquez isn't...
21:59, Wed 13 Jun
Robert Hopkins
I'm the same with anything by Tolkien - utter drivel

^^ this
AnE - conspiracy theorist, ardent viler-hater, nutjob cyclist, Cubie-bater, go-to iconoclast
22:00, Wed 13 Jun
Bravo Zulu
I found 1984 very immersive.
I steered well clear of that one . I was worried it might mention us signing K3n 4rmstrong
Southside Blue , not only keeping the blues alive but also singlehandedly saving the British Manufacturing Industry .
22:01, Wed 13 Jun
its Bloomsday on Saturday
22:04, Wed 13 Jun
I.P.F
James Joyce. Takes pretentiousness to a whole different level. Oh, Salman Rushdie deserves a mention as well.

Was just about to mention Salman Rushdie. Suffered about 50 pages of Satanic Verses once before throwing it away. Cost me £35 at library :(
22:10, Wed 13 Jun
.... and Enid Blyton!

I mean, how the feck did that little fanny get a driving licence, and is there no chance that copper would stay in a job!
I'm not even starting on the gollywogs!

Totally unbelievable storylines!
22:19, Wed 13 Jun
Happy to report Little Englanders are alive and well!

:D
22:20, Wed 13 Jun
Orwell was a polemicist, not a novelist, really. 1984 and Animal Farm are in that vein though I think Homage to Catalonia is my favourite, because it’s more personal. Agree about his essays.

If Shakespeare is unreadable, he’s done pretty well to have lasted over 400 years. No one can match him. I don’t think the Dubliners or Portrait of the Artist are unreadable at all. He became more difficult to follow no doubt, though he’s regarded as one of the most influential and important writers of any century for a reason.