History Horrible / Literature

9th Feb '16 9:32:39 AM WillBGood
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* ''Rise of the Zombies'' is free on Google Books, but even then you'll want your money back. The book is a pathetic two pages long, and they're the two stupidest pages ever; a father and son are out fishing, when zombie UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}} hauls himself onto the boat and eats them. In the space of a sentence, the Zombies kill every single person on a nearby island. The president nukes the island, but the zombies somehow learn to fly planes and escape, and (again in just one sentence) kill all life on Earth. Out of nowhere, "Alien's from the planet Xenan" turn up and blow up Earth. [[https://books.google.com.br/books?id=gKIUX-4Zy-EC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Rise+of+the+Zombies&hl=en&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=Rise%20of%20the%20Zombies&f=false It has to be seen to be believed.]] Another story by the same author has global warming cause Earth to lose its gravity.
to:
* ''Rise of the Zombies'' is free on Google Books, but even then you'll want your money back. The book is a pathetic two pages long, and they're the two stupidest pages ever; a father and son are out fishing, when zombie UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}} hauls himself onto the boat and eats them. In the space of a sentence, the Zombies kill every single person on a nearby island. The president nukes the island, but the zombies somehow learn to fly planes and escape, and (again in just one sentence) kill all life on Earth. Out of nowhere, "Alien's [''sic''] from the planet Xenan" turn up and blow up Earth. [[https://books.google.com.br/books?id=gKIUX-4Zy-EC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Rise+of+the+Zombies&hl=en&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=Rise%20of%20the%20Zombies&f=false It has to be seen to be believed.]] Another story by the same author has global warming cause Earth to lose its gravity.
6th Jan '16 8:29:24 AM lynn9
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* ''No Touching'' by Aileen Deng. Let's put it this way — the Asexual Visibility and Education Network, [[OldShame who were responsible for its very commissioning, would kindly like to forget it ever existed]]. The book was published to promote awareness about {{Asexuality}} and debunk some of the most common myths, but the writer is incredibly ignorant of the theme and can't convey correctly what little she gets right, giving us instead a cliché storm that makes you want to scream to the protagonist "StopBeingStereotypical!". What little enjoyable stuff this tome has is ruined by the unpolished writing and inconsistent characterization. [[http://www.amazon.com/No-Touching-Aileen-Deng/dp/1449900313 Elizabeth the Gray's review]] goes into more detail. For a long time this book had a 3-star average on Amazon. Elizabeth and a pair of reviewers gave it one star each [[note]]On 2015 one more person reviewed it with one star, finally bringing it down to two stars[[/note]], and two people who haven't reviewed ''anything else on the site'' gave it four and five stars. Not to mention, the aforementioned four-star review almost immediately attacks
to:
* ''No Touching'' by Aileen Deng. Let's put it this way — the Asexual Visibility and Education Network, [[OldShame who were responsible for its very commissioning, would kindly like to forget it ever existed]]. The book was published to promote awareness about {{Asexuality}} and debunk some of the most common myths, but the writer is incredibly ignorant of the theme and can't convey correctly what little she gets right, giving us instead a cliché storm that makes you want to scream to the protagonist "StopBeingStereotypical!". What little enjoyable stuff this tome has is ruined by the unpolished writing and inconsistent characterization. [[http://www.amazon.com/No-Touching-Aileen-Deng/dp/1449900313 Elizabeth the Gray's review]] goes into more detail. For a long time this book had a 3-star average on Amazon. Elizabeth and a pair of reviewers gave it one star each [[note]]On 2015 one more person reviewed it with one star, finally bringing it down to two stars[[/note]], and two people who haven't reviewed ''anything else on the site'' gave it four and five stars. Not to mention, the aforementioned four-star review almost immediately attacks Elizabeth's review. Way to be discreet.
27th Dec '15 3:17:31 PM Willbyr
Is there an issue? Send a Message
TRS decision for previous edit
27th Dec '15 3:16:54 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
Is there an issue? Send a Message
There are some books you pick up and read, then put down and never pick up again. Others, after you've read them, find themselves [[DarthWiki/WallBanger hurled against a wall pretty damned quick]]. This is a tribute to those "fallen heroes".
to:
There are some books you pick up and read, then put down and never pick up again. Others, after you've read them, find themselves [[DarthWiki/WallBanger hurled against a wall pretty damned quick]].quick. This is a tribute to those "fallen heroes".
27th Dec '15 3:16:23 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
Is there an issue? Send a Message
->''"Get away from the book by any means you can. Or, if you've been unfortunate enough to pay money for it already, [[DarthWiki/WallBanger fling it against the wall]]. It'll make a really satisfying thwack! when it hits. Just make sure no [[ThatPoorCat pets]] or toddlers are in the way."''
to:
->''"Get away from the book by any means you can. Or, if you've been unfortunate enough to pay money for it already, [[DarthWiki/WallBanger fling it against the wall]].wall. It'll make a really satisfying thwack! when it hits. Just make sure no [[ThatPoorCat pets]] or toddlers are in the way."''
27th Dec '15 2:52:58 PM Berrenta
Is there an issue? Send a Message
'''''Second Important Note''''': This page is not for horrible '''individual books''' of otherwise good series. For those, see {{WallBangers.Literature}} and {{DethroningMoment.Literature}}.
to:
'''''Second Important Note''''': This page is not for horrible '''individual books''' of otherwise good series. For those, see {{WallBangers.Literature}} and {{DethroningMoment.Literature}}.
22nd Dec '15 8:24:36 PM Twentington
Is there an issue? Send a Message
no explanation for commenting out
%%* ''No Touching'' by Aileen Deng. Let's put it this way — the Asexual Visibility and Education Network, [[OldShame who were responsible for its very commissioning, would kindly like to forget it ever existed]]. The book was published to promote awareness about {{Asexuality}} and debunk some of the most common myths, but the writer is incredibly ignorant of the theme and can't convey correctly what little she gets right, giving us instead a cliché storm that makes you want to scream to the protagonist "StopBeingStereotypical!". What little enjoyable stuff this tome has is ruined by the unpolished writing and inconsistent characterization. [[http://www.amazon.com/No-Touching-Aileen-Deng/dp/1449900313 Elizabeth the Gray's review]] goes into more detail. For a long time this book had a 3-star average on Amazon. Elizabeth and a pair of reviewers gave it one star each [[note]]On 2015 one more person reviewed it with one star, finally bringing it down to two stars[[/note]], and two people who haven't reviewed ''anything else on the site'' gave it four and five stars. Not to mention, the aforementioned four-star review almost immediately attacks
to:
%%* * ''No Touching'' by Aileen Deng. Let's put it this way — the Asexual Visibility and Education Network, [[OldShame who were responsible for its very commissioning, would kindly like to forget it ever existed]]. The book was published to promote awareness about {{Asexuality}} and debunk some of the most common myths, but the writer is incredibly ignorant of the theme and can't convey correctly what little she gets right, giving us instead a cliché storm that makes you want to scream to the protagonist "StopBeingStereotypical!". What little enjoyable stuff this tome has is ruined by the unpolished writing and inconsistent characterization. [[http://www.amazon.com/No-Touching-Aileen-Deng/dp/1449900313 Elizabeth the Gray's review]] goes into more detail. For a long time this book had a 3-star average on Amazon. Elizabeth and a pair of reviewers gave it one star each [[note]]On 2015 one more person reviewed it with one star, finally bringing it down to two stars[[/note]], and two people who haven't reviewed ''anything else on the site'' gave it four and five stars. Not to mention, the aforementioned four-star review almost immediately attacks
29th Nov '15 8:30:09 AM VAIAZ
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* In 2000, Nancy Stouffer claimed that her 1984 book ''Literature/TheLegendOfRahAndTheMuggles'' provided the inspiration for Creator/JKRowling's ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' series, using flimsy comparisons between the two books (such that the fact that they both contained "wooden doors") to try to bolster her case. The case was notable partly because of the FrivolousLawsuit (which Stouffer lost comprehensively) and partly because the book itself was unspeakably awful; a full list of its failings would at least double the size of this page, so [[http://www.magespace.net/mugrev.html here are]] [[http://impishidea.com/tag/the-legend-of-rah-and-the-muggles/ a few]] [[http://zelda-queen.livejournal.com/tag/fic%3A%20the%20legend%20of%20rah%20and%20the%20muggles handy plot breakdowns]] should you wish to subject yourself to them anyway. Once news from the lawsuit started spreading, a small-time publisher tried to cash in on NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity and did a small printing run; said publisher quickly went bankrupt.
to:
* In 2000, Nancy Stouffer claimed that her 1984 book ''Literature/TheLegendOfRahAndTheMuggles'' provided the inspiration for Creator/JKRowling's ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' series, using flimsy comparisons between the two books (such that the fact that they both contained "wooden doors") "families" and "keepers") to try to bolster her case. The case was notable partly because of the FrivolousLawsuit (which Stouffer lost comprehensively) and partly because the book itself was unspeakably awful; a full list of its failings would at least double the size of this page, so [[http://www.magespace.net/mugrev.html here are]] [[http://impishidea.com/tag/the-legend-of-rah-and-the-muggles/ a few]] [[http://zelda-queen.livejournal.com/tag/fic%3A%20the%20legend%20of%20rah%20and%20the%20muggles handy plot breakdowns]] should you wish to subject yourself to them anyway. Once news from the lawsuit started spreading, a small-time publisher tried to cash in on NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity and did a small printing run; said publisher quickly went bankrupt.
20th Nov '15 4:46:48 PM AsForMyHandle
Is there an issue? Send a Message
uncommenting until proper elaboration.
* ''No Touching'' by Aileen Deng. Let's put it this way — the Asexual Visibility and Education Network, [[OldShame who were responsible for its very commissioning, would kindly like to forget it ever existed]]. The book was published to promote awareness about {{Asexuality}} and debunk some of the most common myths, but the writer is incredibly ignorant of the theme and can't convey correctly what little she gets right, giving us instead a cliché storm that makes you want to scream to the protagonist "StopBeingStereotypical!". What little enjoyable stuff this tome has is ruined by the unpolished writing and inconsistent characterization. [[http://www.amazon.com/No-Touching-Aileen-Deng/dp/1449900313 Elizabeth the Gray's review]] goes into more detail. For a long time this book had a 3-star average on Amazon. Elizabeth and a pair of reviewers gave it one star each [[note]]On 2015 one more person reviewed it with one star, finally bringing it down to two stars[[/note]], and two people who haven't reviewed ''anything else on the site'' gave it four and five stars. Not to mention, the aforementioned four-star review almost immediately attacks
to:
* %%* ''No Touching'' by Aileen Deng. Let's put it this way — the Asexual Visibility and Education Network, [[OldShame who were responsible for its very commissioning, would kindly like to forget it ever existed]]. The book was published to promote awareness about {{Asexuality}} and debunk some of the most common myths, but the writer is incredibly ignorant of the theme and can't convey correctly what little she gets right, giving us instead a cliché storm that makes you want to scream to the protagonist "StopBeingStereotypical!". What little enjoyable stuff this tome has is ruined by the unpolished writing and inconsistent characterization. [[http://www.amazon.com/No-Touching-Aileen-Deng/dp/1449900313 Elizabeth the Gray's review]] goes into more detail. For a long time this book had a 3-star average on Amazon. Elizabeth and a pair of reviewers gave it one star each [[note]]On 2015 one more person reviewed it with one star, finally bringing it down to two stars[[/note]], and two people who haven't reviewed ''anything else on the site'' gave it four and five stars. Not to mention, the aforementioned four-star review almost immediately attacks
19th Nov '15 3:31:04 AM supergod
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Never mind. There are a few more mentioned problems (characterization and writing) that may be enough to keep it. Still think it needs some actual examples of what's bad, but I'll leave it up for someone else to judge. Merging the two paras, since the indentation is unnecessary here.
Added DiffLines:
* ''No Touching'' by Aileen Deng. Let's put it this way — the Asexual Visibility and Education Network, [[OldShame who were responsible for its very commissioning, would kindly like to forget it ever existed]]. The book was published to promote awareness about {{Asexuality}} and debunk some of the most common myths, but the writer is incredibly ignorant of the theme and can't convey correctly what little she gets right, giving us instead a cliché storm that makes you want to scream to the protagonist "StopBeingStereotypical!". What little enjoyable stuff this tome has is ruined by the unpolished writing and inconsistent characterization. [[http://www.amazon.com/No-Touching-Aileen-Deng/dp/1449900313 Elizabeth the Gray's review]] goes into more detail. For a long time this book had a 3-star average on Amazon. Elizabeth and a pair of reviewers gave it one star each [[note]]On 2015 one more person reviewed it with one star, finally bringing it down to two stars[[/note]], and two people who haven't reviewed ''anything else on the site'' gave it four and five stars. Not to mention, the aforementioned four-star review almost immediately attacks
This list shows the last 10 events of 560. Show all.