Books one should like but I hate

A Listmania! list by Ekaterina Alexandrovna "kitty"
 
Madame Bovary: A Story of Provincial Life (Penguin Popular Classics)
1.  Madame Bovary: A Story of Provincial Life (Penguin Popular Classics) by Gustave Flaubert
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  "Really really over-rated rubbish, like a cheap copy of Anna Karenina, not worth the paper its printed on to be honest. Almost (but not as quite as) trashy as Austen!"
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Great Expectations (Penguin Popular Classics)
2.  Great Expectations (Penguin Popular Classics) by Charles Dickens
The list author says:
  "Because of the hype surrounding Dickens, one certainly has great expectations when beginning to read this novel, but they are sorely unjustified.  Not a single likeable character in the entire book."
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Hard Times (Penguin Popular Classics)
3.  Hard Times (Penguin Popular Classics) by Charles Dickens
The list author says:
  "With Dickens, I guess you either love him or hate him, I definitely fall into the second category.  This book is full of the most ludicrous, non realistic characters imaginable."
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The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set)
4.  The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "A very boring trio of books, I only read them all to see what the big deal was about but am afraid it sadly passed me by."
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Jane Austen 6-book Boxed Set: "Emma", "Pride and Prejudice", "Sense and Sensibility", "Persuasion", "Mansfield Park" and "Northanger Abbey" (Collector's Library)
5.  Jane Austen 6-book Boxed Set: "Emma", "Pride and Prejudice", "Sense and Sensibility", "Persuasion", "Mansfield Park" and "Northanger Abbey" (Collector's Library) by Jane Austen
The list author says:
  "To me these are very trashy novels that have no substance and relate only the most mundane of situations.  No idea how they became classics."
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