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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I have tried to get into that series on a few occasions, but , now, I will just wait for the movies to come out.
I just read today that Warner backed out of making the movies. An independant group is interested though. Read the books. Stephen King movies can be really bad.
The book was so well written, for 3/4 of the book, I did not see the train coming.
In my defense, the book was a paperback, but your point is a valid one.
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.
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.
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).
It sounds like you are a gentle person yourself (a compliment in my book).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some books serve a better purpose as recyclable material...
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.
When I read the diary of Anne Frank, I felt truly pissed, because of the end, sad thing is it was true, I'm not even Jewish, I'm of German descent. Heart felt war, that one.
Ouch, I would rather throw the book against the wall.
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
A more rational, and less expensive , choice to be sure.
There could be a tax break in that for reuse/recycling.