Thursday, April 10, 2014

Follow Friday: Disappointing Reads

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Tell us about a book that you didn't like and why we shouldn't read it. 

I'm going to have to go with the Millenium trilogy here. I've talked about this before, so I'm sorry to not come up with anything original, but I was just SO disappointed in this story. It was one of those that started out super-great, then stalled a bit in the middle. That would have been okay with me had the ending been epic and wonderful. Unfortunately, the author set up the readers with very specific expectations. It then became obvious that the he suddenly changed his mind about fifty pages before the end of the third book. 

I don't mind being shocked or thrown through a loop by a particularly great twist in a story, but this was not that. I wanted to throw the book against the wall. And not in a good way. While the characters were intriguing, and the first installment had a particularly well-written whodunit mystery, this trilogy is not worth reading beyond that first book. 

What book did you not like and why?


  1. I've tried to watch the movie based on the first book, and I just couldn't do it. It was too much for me. I can't imagine reading the books! Happy Friday!

    Old follower. My FF!

  2. I've only read the first book but I loved it. Very hard to read at times but the story had me. However, I've been reluctant to finish the series. Partially because of the tough scenes that were in the first book. Old follower.

  3. OH WOW! I loved this series. I can see though not loving it. I did think by the third book it had carried on a little too much.

    Angela's Anxious Life

  4. Hopping through. Too bad you didn't like it. I only read the first book in the series, but I did enjoy it.
    My FF

  5. Happy FF! Im sorry u didn't enjoy these! Thye have been on my to read shelf forever now. Old bloglovin and new gfc follower.
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  6. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy these books. It's a shame when something starts out so good and you're really getting into it and then it just falls flat on it's face.
    New bloglovin follower.
    Here's my FF.

  7. Hopping over. I've never heard of the Millenium trilogy. I can see now why you dislike the book though!
    New GFC Follower! :)

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

  8. I remember you talking about not liking the ending to this series. It never really caught my interest, so it just stayed off my radar.

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. I've seen the first two movies but not read the books.
    There's Skipp and Spector book where it's a race to save the world - and at the end, everyone on Earth dies. Yeah, real letdown.

  10. I haven't read the books despite them having been on my bookshelves for ages but I did see the US movie version of the first books and enjoyed the story so will read them..... eventually.

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

  11. I'm one of those people who enjoyed these books. I liked the story, not the translation that much. Sorry it frustrated you :(

  12. I agree! I just could not get into it. I was told that the first in the series did eventually pick up pace but I stopped reading it pretty early on.
    Monique @ Mo_Books

  13. My friend told me about the first book before. He said I might not like it because there a few derogatory scenes in it. I mean, it sounds interesting but an end that leaves the readers disapointed? No thank you.

    New GFC follower! :)
    See what book I disliked the most here

  14. I almost read these books but ended up not doing so because they didn't peak my interest enough. Glad I didn't. Great post. New GFC follower.

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  15. Hey Happy Friday!
    That is very disappointing to hear about a book! I hate it when that happens. I actually had a little trouble deciding on my book that I disliked, but I went ahead and suggested my recent dislike of one. :)

    old follower,
    My F&F
    Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

  16. I did finish all 3 books, and did thing they start to drag. I often wondered, as I was reading, if Larsson's death played a roll in the downfall of the series. I felt they needed a stronger editor to pull everything together better. And since Larsson died that didn't happen at the level it might have with a living author.