Here are some of my favorites:
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
â1) Iâm bored. 2) He uses too many allusions to other novels, so that if youâre not well read, this book makes no sense. 3) Most American readers are not fluent in French, so to have conversations or interjections in French with no translation is plain dumb. 4) Did I mention I was bored? 5) As with another reviewer, I agree, he uses a lot of huge words that just slow a person down. And itâs not for theatrics either, itâs just huge words mid-sentence when describing something simple. Nothing in the sense of imagery is gained. 6) Also, to sum it up, itâs a story about a pedophile.â?
The Lord of the Rings (1954)
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
âThe book is not readable because of the overuse of adverbs.â?
Author: George Orwell
âDonât listen to anyone who tries to distinguish between âseriousâ? works of literature like this one and allegedly âlesserâ? novels. The distinction is entirely illusory, because no novels are âbetterâ? than any others, and the concept of a âgreat novelâ? is an intellectual hoax. This book isnât as good as Harry Potter in MY opinion, and no one can refute me. Tastes are relative!â?
The Sun Also Rises (1926)
Author: Ernest Hemingway
âHereâs the first half of the book: âWe had dinner and a few drinks. We went to a cafe and talked and had some drinks. We ate dinner and had a few drinks. Dinner. Drinks. More dinner. More drinks. We took a cab here (or there) in Paris and had some drinks, and maybe we danced and flirted and talked sh*t about somebody. More dinner. More drinks. I love you, I hate you, maybe you should come up to my room, no you canâtââ¦ I flipped through the second half of the book a day or two later and saw the words âdinnerâ and âdrinksâ on nearly every page and figured it wasnât worth the risk.â?