Definitely, and Palahniuk's English is not that difficult to understand - unless he thinks he has to try something new and plays around with the language. But otherwise, he's pretty straightforward. Also, it's good practiceI look into things and Make something up is the only Palahniuk book not released in Poland (ehh publishers and their famous love to short stories). Maybe I'll try it one day in English - always a good chance to improve a language
Nope. Never liked that book, although I was forced to read it for English literature back in school so maybe I am holding some bias hate towards it.Struggling with John Steinbeck's "Of mice and men". Have read about 40 pages (of 100) and am bored out of my head. Does it get more interesting?
Some people's writing style is just so dull, it's why I only really enjoyed The Hobbit out of all of Tolkien's books, I found the rest very dull, I also dislike G.R.R. Martin's writing style for similar reasons, something about it just doesn't immerse me and makes me bored beyond reason - their characters are just so cut-and-dry maybe I didn't give ASoIaF enough of a chance, Martin's 'bad' characters had lots of intrigue to them, but I really disliked the Starks, good for the sake of being good.That's encouraging
Seriously - I know that feeling when you are forced to read a boring book and it haunts you for years. In my case, it was an unbelievably boring book by German writer Gerhard Hauptmann - no, make that two, I just remembered that our teacher actually forced us to read two boring books by Hauptmann, one entitled "Die Weber" ("The Weavers"), the other one "Bahnwärter Thiel" ("Signalman Thiel"). I hatedt those books. They were very slim volumes but soooooooo tedious. The only author worse than Hauptmann is Adalbert Stifter *yuck* That guy manages to describe an icicle for three (yes - 3!!!) pages. A whole new level of boredom.
George writes 'bad' guys well, but I don't like his 'Good' characters - The show's watchable, the world's very 'Hollywood Fantasy' though, Dragons and Zombies, eh, Sapkowski made Dragon's much more interesting.I liked George RR Martin's books and writing style, though he did overdo and drag out some segments here and there, especially in the later books. Gave up on the show though. My god did they rape that thing Started out so good as well
Not read the Hobbit, but *almost* got through Lord of the Rings. Towards the end, after most of the action was done, I simply gave up because it bored me to death. "Then.. and then... and then... and then... and then...". It was like reading a really boring news report. He created a fantastic universe that has inspired an incredible amount of other books, games, etc, but his writing style could certainly have been improved.
Have actually started re-reading Blood of Elves recently. Such a great start to it. I've heard the translators did a poor job, but it reads pretty well to my eyes.
Before that, I read American Gods and The Kite Runner. Both good books.
Yup. Boring, through and through. I will say in the show Sean Bean did Ned justice and so did Michelle Fairley with Catelyn but the rest of them are so 2D-good its frustrating.I feel the same way about the Starks too - way too honourable, way too good, way too naive.
Yup. It's the worst, every character is flat and boring. Dull as dishwater rubbish, in my opinion.Now, with Steinbeck, I'm almost through with the book and it's still boring
Sounds like a good recommendation for me tooI tried to read Marquis de Sade's Justine, because everyone said that it's so pervert and shocking book.
That's because it's hard to read without stopping at every word leading to some kind of "perversion". I read this book years ago, in summer. Can't say it was the perfect book to enjoy my holiday time. :turned:Writing style definitely means a lot when reading books. I tried to read Marquis de Sade's Justine, because everyone said that it's so pervert and shocking book. I couldn't read much, no matter how hard I tried. It was written in so annoying style, that I only lost my nerves while trying to read it. Never reached the half way. Didn't get even close to that point.
I don't mind the pervert parts. That was the main reason I tried to read it Pervert and shocking, what a great way to sell books to me! Like mentioned earlier also by @toudis815.That's because it's hard to read without stopping at every word leading to some kind of "perversion". I read this book years ago, in summer. Can't say it was the perfect book to enjoy my holiday time. :turned: