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Nalgenelover Snort Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-11-04 07:39 PM
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107. Dunno if it counts...
But I thought "Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus" was the most idiotic, sexist piece of drivel I've never had the pleasure of not reading. I was honestly offended when I read it, and it takes a lot to offend me.

As for Literature, I can't stand James Joyce. I had to read "Finnegan's Wake" in high school and it was unintelligible. The whole point of writing WELL is writing so that people can actually understand what you're trying to say. If it takes you an hour, a thesaurus, and the Oxford Guide to Allusions to get through one sentence, then the damn thing is just poorly written. I don't care if you ARE a snotty Irish writer popular enough to get away with being obnoxious.
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  -Name a respected/highly regarded author whose work you can't stand Sandpiper  Jul-09-04 12:21 PM   #0 
  - I'm with you on Hemingway  Beaverhausen   Jul-09-04 12:22 PM   #1 
  - I'm with you on BOTH. n/t  fudge stripe cookays   Jul-11-04 07:50 PM   #108 
  - Highly regarded by some, world record for most works published  Az   Jul-09-04 12:22 PM   #2 
  - Ergh, I agree.  Nalgenelover Snort   Jul-11-04 12:44 AM   #69 
  - I'm with you on Anne Rice and I'll add...  22181   Jul-09-04 12:24 PM   #3 
  - Gonna hate you forever for the Twain ref  Az   Jul-09-04 12:26 PM   #6 
  - Sorry... But at least I still can't stand Bush? Does that help?? :)  22181   Jul-09-04 12:26 PM   #7 
  - Still dizzy.... can't trgoype  Az   Jul-09-04 12:29 PM   #9 
  - Yes.Mark Twain would have been today's democrat! Gotta love him!  hlthe2b   Jul-09-04 12:46 PM   #19 
  - Hemingway came to mind as soon as I saw this thread.  July   Jul-10-04 10:19 AM   #37 
  - Never bothered with Joyce  BigMcLargehuge   Jul-11-04 12:38 AM   #66 
  - Dr Phil.  mongo   Jul-09-04 12:25 PM   #4 
  - Michael Crichton  Beware the Beast Man   Jul-09-04 12:26 PM   #5 
  - Agreed! Also his female characters are..  laura888   Jul-11-04 12:39 AM   #67 
  - True  Robeson   Jul-12-04 03:47 AM   #134 
  - Fitzgerald  BigMcLargehuge   Jul-09-04 12:27 PM   #8 
  - Kafka, Faulkner  Fenris   Jul-09-04 12:30 PM   #10 
  - Kafka? really?  BigMcLargehuge   Jul-11-04 12:36 AM   #64 
  - Hemingway for me too!  DODI   Jul-09-04 12:30 PM   #11 
  - DH Lawrence, Tom Robbins  eek   Jul-09-04 12:38 PM   #12 
     - Ugh Tom Robbins  BigMcLargehuge   Jul-11-04 12:40 AM   #68 
        - Double that UGH  forradalom   Jul-11-04 08:32 PM   #111 
  - Herman Melville  TlalocW   Jul-09-04 12:39 PM   #13 
  - Oh, you are a sad, sad little person.  freedomfrog   Jul-09-04 07:46 PM   #23 
  - Blah-blah-blah  TlalocW   Jul-10-04 09:28 AM   #34 
  - Well, perhaps there is no poetry in you  freedomfrog   Jul-11-04 12:21 AM   #59 
  - Oh, I like poetry too  TlalocW   Jul-11-04 01:52 AM   #90 
     - What kind of poetry, like Hallmark cards?  freedomfrog   Jul-11-04 05:21 PM   #91 
        - Hey...  TlalocW   Jul-11-04 06:01 PM   #103 
           - Well, I still disagree with you, but...  freedomfrog   Jul-12-04 04:22 PM   #149 
  - No Other Author? You've Never Read Marcel Proust  cryingshame   Jul-12-04 06:44 PM   #155 
  - LOL  DinoBoy   Jul-11-04 01:23 AM   #85 
     - Hey, if you want softcore porn try reading Chapter 94!!!!  freedomfrog   Jul-11-04 01:29 AM   #86 
     - you're reading far too literally n/t  sir_captain   Jul-11-04 06:46 PM   #105 
     - In Metaphysics Air As Element= Mental World  cryingshame   Jul-12-04 06:48 PM   #156 
  - I can't stand Melville either  flamingyouth   Jul-09-04 07:55 PM   #25 
  - oohhhh LORD Melville!  tjdee   Jul-10-04 10:46 AM   #38 
  - Yeah, that's right....  freedomfrog   Jul-11-04 01:33 AM   #87 
  - Beg to disagree  sir_captain   Jul-10-04 12:27 PM   #46 
  - Finally, a perceptive and discerning mind!  freedomfrog   Jul-11-04 12:19 AM   #58 
     - Love Melville too  BigMcLargehuge   Jul-11-04 12:32 AM   #61 
        - I was not being serious about Conrad, hun  freedomfrog   Jul-11-04 12:46 AM   #70 
           - it wasn't shot in the Seaman's Bethel, but in a replica of it  BigMcLargehuge   Jul-11-04 12:50 AM   #71 
           - I haven't seen the Patrick Stewart version... agree with you on Bradbury  freedomfrog   Jul-11-04 01:03 AM   #76 
           - nantucket? why would they do that?  gpandas   Jul-11-04 05:31 PM   #93 
              - because they are shitheads  BigMcLargehuge   Jul-12-04 12:43 AM   #118 
                 - you make me laugh, big. n/t  gpandas   Jul-12-04 10:53 AM   #142 
           - here's a sample from Lord Jim  BigMcLargehuge   Jul-11-04 12:55 AM   #72 
              - Thanks for this  freedomfrog   Jul-11-04 01:05 AM   #77 
                 - thanks for the compliment about my sig line  BigMcLargehuge   Jul-11-04 01:15 AM   #82 
                    - I do know of it... I'd love to see New Bedford one day  freedomfrog   Jul-11-04 01:22 AM   #84 
  - Moby Dick is pretty schizophrenic  Hardhead   Jul-11-04 05:52 PM   #101 
     - And way more about whaling than anyone should know.  mkuhl   Jul-12-04 01:15 AM   #123 
  - Robert A. Heinlein  C_eh_N_eh_D_eh   Jul-09-04 12:39 PM   #14 
  - D.H. Lawrence  LeftishBrit   Jul-09-04 12:43 PM   #15 
  - Third for DH......  mede8er   Jul-12-04 06:34 PM   #153 
  - Tom Wolfe  LowerManhattanite   Jul-09-04 12:44 PM   #16 
  - Wolfe's fiction is not that good, but I love his non-fiction  Hardhead   Jul-11-04 05:59 PM   #102 
  - I completely agree!  Mojambo   Jul-09-04 07:54 PM   #24 
  - UGH  WoodrowFan   Jul-09-04 08:00 PM   #29 
  - only had that reaction to one of his books  BigMcLargehuge   Jul-11-04 12:35 AM   #63 
  - Virginia Woolfe (sp?) (pure shit)  southpaw   Jul-09-04 12:44 PM   #17 
  - I love Woolf's writing  tigereye   Jul-11-04 11:17 PM   #112 
  - Rilke  Cats Against Frist   Jul-09-04 12:46 PM   #18 
  - T. S. Elliot  zx22778a   Jul-09-04 12:58 PM   #20 
  - Hemmingway is God. Faulkner, James Joyce are sadists.  jobycom   Jul-09-04 01:09 PM   #21 
  - Thomas Pynchon...............  foamdad   Jul-09-04 01:17 PM   #22 
  - Is Umberto Eco fair game?  bunnyj   Jul-09-04 07:57 PM   #26 
  - Hell Yes!  Crisco   Jul-10-04 09:37 PM   #53 
  - "The Name of the Rose"  freedomfrog   Jul-11-04 01:12 AM   #80 
  - Edgar Allen Poe  Ksec   Jul-09-04 07:58 PM   #27 
  - Psychosis  Crisco   Jul-10-04 09:43 PM   #55 
  - Chomsky  WoodrowFan   Jul-09-04 07:59 PM   #28 
  - I'm not  Liberal Classic   Jul-09-04 08:12 PM   #32 
  - haha...good call  sir_captain   Jul-10-04 12:28 PM   #47 
  - Glad I Scrolled This Thread Before Posting My Nomination  cryingshame   Jul-12-04 06:52 PM   #157 
  - Mark Twain and John Steinbeck n/t  AlFrankenFan   Jul-09-04 08:10 PM   #30 
  - Steinbeck  Piltdown13   Jul-09-04 08:11 PM   #31 
  - Dr. Seuss  suegeo   Jul-09-04 08:19 PM   #33 
  - Gods, that list is too long to even bother typing up  khephra   Jul-10-04 10:05 AM   #35 
  - ITA. The show-offy 'look at me' ism of her writing is insulting.  tjdee   Jul-10-04 10:48 AM   #39 
  - I had to study Beloved for a "Book into Film" class  khephra   Jul-10-04 10:58 AM   #42 
  - I'm so so sorry.  tjdee   Jul-10-04 09:08 PM   #51 
  - wow... I LOVED "Beloved" by Toni Morrison  laura888   Jul-11-04 12:59 AM   #74 
  - oh man was Beloved Be-awful  BigMcLargehuge   Jul-11-04 12:30 AM   #60 
  - John Updike. Boring, overrated drivel. eom  terrya   Jul-10-04 10:06 AM   #36 
  - Thank you!!!!!  devilgrrl   Jul-12-04 11:08 AM   #143 
  - Does Ayn Rand count?  tjdee   Jul-10-04 10:50 AM   #40 
  - James Joyce  bigskydem   Jul-10-04 10:56 AM   #41 
  - Anne Rice  hyphenate   Jul-10-04 11:00 AM   #43 
  - Stephen King  liberalpress   Jul-10-04 11:01 AM   #44 
  - I am with you on that  testing123   Jul-11-04 12:59 AM   #75 
  - Whoa! When has Stephen King ever been respected or highly regarded?  freedomfrog   Jul-11-04 01:36 AM   #88 
  - Excuse me? King won the top literary award last year  saracat   Jul-12-04 03:35 AM   #129 
     - What top literary award? The Nobel Prize for Literature?  freedomfrog   Jul-12-04 04:19 PM   #146 
        - This Award  saracat   Jul-12-04 08:00 PM   #159 
  - Ditto  Mrs_Beastman   Jul-11-04 07:52 PM   #109 
  - Thomas Pynchon and Tom Robbins.  annonymous   Jul-10-04 12:21 PM   #45 
  - Hemingway and Steinbeck are the first to come to mind ...  Kickin_Donkey   Jul-10-04 08:21 PM   #48 
  - Jane Austin  LiberalTechie1337   Jul-10-04 08:53 PM   #49 
  - Marcel Proust.  NightTrain   Jul-10-04 08:54 PM   #50 
  - You have balls, NightTrain, to say such a thing!  freedomfrog   Jul-11-04 12:58 AM   #73 
  - alice walker. she's.................................................. poo  Character Assassin   Jul-10-04 09:13 PM   #52 
  - lol  ZombyWoof   Jul-11-04 05:31 PM   #94 
  - aw you aren't serious are you?  tigereye   Jul-11-04 11:18 PM   #113 
  - John Kennedy Toole  Crisco   Jul-10-04 09:39 PM   #54 
  - Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe  Feanorcurufinwe   Jul-10-04 09:45 PM   #56 
  - Well,  ForrestGump   Jul-10-04 10:25 PM   #57 
  - you read one Wharton book, you've read them all  BigMcLargehuge   Jul-11-04 12:34 AM   #62 
     - I guess I'm lucky, then...I got the same effect from just a few pages  ForrestGump   Jul-11-04 01:06 AM   #78 
  - Camille Paglia  unidentifiedbassplayer   Jul-11-04 12:36 AM   #65 
  - Wait...  MissAnnThrope   Jul-12-04 04:02 AM   #137 
  - Robert Frost  TXvote   Jul-11-04 01:06 AM   #79 
  - I can't stand Frost!  curse10   Jul-11-04 05:38 PM   #97 
  - CHARLES DICKENS  DinoBoy   Jul-11-04 01:13 AM   # 
  - Because Dickens is genius!  curse10   Jul-11-04 05:39 PM   #98 
     - See my post below  Susang   Jul-12-04 01:27 AM   #126 
  - Shakespeare.  Angelus   Jul-11-04 01:13 AM   #81 
  - Melville himself called Shakespeare overrated  freedomfrog   Jul-11-04 01:20 AM   #83 
  - Shakespeare was a hack  cheezus   Jul-12-04 04:21 PM   #148 
  - Hemmingway :-)  DinoBoy   Jul-11-04 01:42 AM   #89 
  - ann rynd  PittPoliSci   Jul-11-04 05:22 PM   #92 
  - I wouldn't call Ayn Rand highly respected. She was just good at...........  Panono   Jul-11-04 05:51 PM   #100 
  - Ayn Rand, says Ms. Lit major  tigereye   Jul-11-04 11:24 PM   #114 
     - It's funny  fujiyama   Jul-12-04 12:58 AM   #120 
        - I think it is a rite of passage  tigereye   Jul-12-04 03:45 PM   #144 
  - Thomas Mann  Panono   Jul-11-04 05:35 PM   #95 
  - James Joyce and Steinbeck!  curse10   Jul-11-04 05:37 PM   #96 
  - Hemingway  Cousinit13   Jul-11-04 05:46 PM   #99 
  - John Irving & Faulkner  Hardhead   Jul-11-04 06:15 PM   #104 
  - Gertrude Stein  new_beawr   Jul-11-04 07:31 PM   #106 
  - Dunno if it counts...  Nalgenelover Snort   Jul-11-04 07:39 PM   #107 
  - Bob Vila!  Hubert Flottz   Jul-11-04 07:57 PM   #110 
  - ok...  gorrister   Jul-12-04 12:17 AM   #115 
  - jane austin is/was a total hack.  Beaker   Jul-12-04 12:27 AM   #116 
  - Incorrect use of the word "hack"  Susang   Jul-12-04 01:09 AM   #121 
     - What she said...  Winter1979   Jul-12-04 09:41 AM   #141 
  - hemingway...can you say Run On Sentences??  taxidriver   Jul-12-04 12:41 AM   #117 
  - Steven King...  JohnLocke   Jul-12-04 12:53 AM   #119 
  - 2nd, 3rd, and 4th that! n/t  JSJ   Jul-12-04 01:11 AM   #122 
  - e.e. cummings  mkuhl   Jul-12-04 01:19 AM   #124 
  - No kidding!  JohnLocke   Jul-12-04 05:34 PM   #150 
  - This thread is depressing the hell out of me  Susang   Jul-12-04 01:23 AM   #125 
  - Gotta say Hemingway as well.  MedusaSaur   Jul-12-04 02:00 AM   #127 
  - Bill O'Reilly  antiwarwarrior   Jul-12-04 02:09 AM   #128 
  - O'Reilly isn't an "aclaimed or respected author.  saracat   Jul-12-04 03:39 AM   #131 
     - He thinks he is.  antiwarwarrior   Jul-12-04 03:42 AM   #132 
  - Boris Pasternack  saracat   Jul-12-04 03:37 AM   #130 
  - I also hate James Burke.  saracat   Jul-12-04 03:42 AM   #133 
  - JRR Tolkien  Robeson   Jul-12-04 03:55 AM   #135 
  - Tolkien is great..my only bitch with him is he uses way to many adverbs  ElsewheresDaughter   Jul-12-04 06:36 PM   #154 
  - There are so many!  MissAnnThrope   Jul-12-04 04:01 AM   #136 
  - Mailer, Agree....  Robeson   Jul-12-04 04:16 AM   #138 
  - Q: Why did Ernest Hemingway cross the road?  jdonaldball   Jul-12-04 07:12 AM   #139 
  - R.L. Stine.  LWolf   Jul-12-04 09:02 AM   #140 
  - Ditto Hemingway...  Zolok   Jul-12-04 03:49 PM   #145 
  - some of these writers are products of their times and the styles of their  roguevalley   Jul-12-04 04:20 PM   #147 
  - Annie Dillard, post- Holy the Firm; Madeleine l'Engle  NorthernSpy   Jul-12-04 06:11 PM   #151 
  - Charles Bukowski  theivoryqueen   Jul-12-04 06:27 PM   #152 
  - I like most writing, but for Arthur C. Clarke, I'll make an exception  MisterP   Jul-12-04 07:28 PM   #158 
 

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