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Have you ever ripped a book apart because the ending was bad?


I once read a book where the main character died, his wife was raped and died during childbirth, all of his fellow heroes died, and his kingdom was plunged into chaos. I tore the book in half and threw it against the wall. Have you ever had such a visceral response to a books ending?

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Best Answer susan beck (Steele Fields) says

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    pmorries 4 years ago

    I love both of your honest answers, and I thank you for your comments.


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Preethi Anusha says

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    pmorries 4 years ago

    The book was so well written, for 3/4 of the book, I did not see the train coming.

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Chris Mills (cam8510) says

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    pmorries 4 years ago

    I have tried to get into that series on a few occasions, but , now, I will just wait for the movies to come out.


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    pmorries 4 years ago

    In my defense, the book was a paperback, but your point is a valid one.

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PurvisBobbi44 says

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    pmorries 4 years ago

    I was taught to respect books at an early age also, but there are some books that do not deserve are respect, but, at the same time, I would never wish them banned.

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Mary (prettynutjob30) says

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    pmorries 4 years ago

    I know what you mean, you can feel betrayed and feel like you have wasted your time (and I never feel like reading is a waste of time).

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Jaye Denman (JayeWisdom) says

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    pmorries 4 years ago

    We can agree to disagree on the no excuse comment, and I have never thrown my TV against the wall or thrown anything at my TV; however, if I can think of some situations where I might do so (watching TV in a Nazi Germany like situation might do it).

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Jose Juan Gutierrez (unvrso) says

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Barbara Bethard (RNMSN) says

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    pmorries 4 years ago

    I think your comment about making an out loud comment while reading a book is a cool one. I believe that best writers make you forget that you are reading a book at all. In closing, the rest of your comments are valid also.

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    pmorries 4 years ago

    I think that us avid readers take are reading quite seriously, and that reading a book can be much more intimate than watching a movie.

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    pmorries 4 years ago

    I read the book over twenty years ago, so I really cannot remember who wrote it. Also, I do not remember being all that angry. But, then again, I have never torn up another book again.

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bizzymom says

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    pmorries 4 years ago

    I agree with you comments for the most part. I have started reading many books in my time, only to put them down because they did not get better.

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Sam (samtebbutt) says

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    pmorries 4 years ago

    It sounds like you are a gentle person yourself (a compliment in my book).

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c1234rystal says

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    pmorries 4 years ago

    It has always amazed me how quickly I can read a book I love, but how long it can take to read a supposed classic.

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T (arbitrarycurls) says

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    pmorries 4 years ago

    Some books serve a better purpose as recyclable material...

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    pmorries 4 years ago

    Ouch, I would rather throw the book against the wall.

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    pmorries 4 years ago

    Or...the book took such a strange turn that one may have not acted in the usual way; however, I was young at the time, but, who knows, I might do it again.


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    pmorries 4 years ago

    A more rational, and less expensive , choice to be sure.

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NicholasA says

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    pmorries 4 years ago

    Well, I was pretty young at the time, but passion does sometime mean that you have to or do lose control. Also, I have a hard time calling another feelings childish, and I did one time in my life (which is hardly a habit). lol

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    Chris Mills (cam8510) 4 years ago

    There could be a tax break in that for reuse/recycling.

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