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Can you pick the classic novels based on the one-star Amazon review?
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The snippets used in this game are from one-star reviews of classic novels on Amazon.
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The plot is, there is no plot. It's a snippet from a teenage boy's life, and he used the book to moan and complain about how much he hates pretty much everything.
Mindless violence and Beethoven?? Do me a favour, Mr Bookwriter please - this embarrassing attempt at high literary art should have been laughed out of the room by the publisher.
I found the characters so intensely unlikable that I really was rooting for old [...] to just turn up and kill them all sharpish.
The main character, Pip, is a child who is so devoid of a brain it made me want to scream.
What an ironic title for this novel. The eponymous [...] is certainly not great, and neither is this novel.
I have to say I found it utterly revolting. It is about a middle-aged man who lusts after young girls, a paedophile, in other words.
Just boring. That's about it, really. He can turn an idea like waking up, finding out you've turned into a bug, and create a dull read from it.
From lengthy zoological descriptions of marine mammals, through to tedious descriptions of the minutiae of sea life, one keeps wondering why [...] didn’t just write a textbook.
Nonsensical drug babble and random paedophile fantasy... If you want drug babble, why not take some drugs and create your own? in my experience your own babble is more interesting.
If you can spare yourself from the agony of reading a hundred or so pages about a man and a fish, then do so.
Boys meet girls. Boys are rich, girls fancy boys, but boys shouldn't consort with plebs, so all seems lost, but secretly boys fancy a bit of rough. Fast forward: boys marry girls.
'Existentialist' rubbish that I was obliged to study for a French 'A' level. Feeling a bit alienated? Shoot someone at random - it's a hot day.
Traditionally, this is seen as a faithful and sensitive portrayal of one feminine tragedy, but, in reality, it is a turgid slog through an extremely dull milkmaid's life.
Nine-year-olds' conversations and thoughts are annoyingly unrealistic and the plot is absolutely predictable. Looking for Southern fiction? Stick to Faulkner!
This book was stuff and nonsense! I mean what was up with Heathcliff and how could fair Cathy fall for a weirdo like him?
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