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Wyatt Earp
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Books you hated but read anyway, for some reason.

Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer.

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I've already complained about it, but: Sabbath's Theater

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Digital Fortress by Dan Brown.
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Andy C
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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
England, England (which I hated apart from the introductory story)

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My name is Mumpo
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Black Vinyl, White Powder by Simon Napier-Bell, which i expected to be a searing expose of corruption and vice within the pop music industry but which centred largely around the startling revelation that many teen idol managers are gay and have a bit of a thing for their charges.
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Reed
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I can honestly say I've never finished something I hated *unless* I was reading the book for a course in school, college or grad school.

Highlights (or lowlights, as it were) from that era of my life
Wuthering Heights
A Tale of Two Cities
The Doll House, Ibsen
Phenomenology of the Spirit, Hegel
Liasons Dangerous

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My name is Mumpo
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i remember having to plough through Little Dorrit for my degree course, every paragraph was torture.
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'About A boy'.

I like his other stuff, though.

Oh, and Paul Morley's 'Nothing', which appeared to be well received but I found excrutiating.

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Tubby Isaacs
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Message to Paul Morley- you're a bloke who used to be in The Art of Noise. You are not a fucking historian or art critic.
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That Andrew Collins one...jesus.
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How To Be Good, by Hornby.

The worst book, bar none, that has ever been written. So bad I felt sullied.

In my defence I was stuck in a Swedish hotel and had literally nothing else to read. Even the room service menu was better, but I got a little bored with that eventually.

Actually I didn't finish it - I stopped 4 pages from the end. I can't believe he got paid for that. He should have got executed. Twice.

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Tubby Isaacs
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You should have done a Tactical Genius, Radioactive. Being in Sweden.

Now, stuck in a hotel in Swindon, then I could have seen your point.

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I've just read my first Robert ludlum book. The Prometheus Deception. Makes action movies seems like gritty realism.

seems like it was written by a committee each of whom wanted the hero to get in, and out, of more shit than anyone else.

One man takes on the all powerful world wide baddy conspiracy and saves the world. FFS.

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Tubby Isaacs
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A committee did the King James Bible which is rather good.
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The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. I honestly don't know why I kept reading, but I did.
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