Five Most Overrated Novels

A Listmania! list by VG
 
The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set)
1.  The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "Dry, written with the sole purpose of being a classic. Being a literary scholar helps when writing a book."
Used & New from: 1.92
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Penguin Popular Classics)
2.  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Penguin Popular Classics) by Mark Twain
The list author says:
  "Mark Twain... Satirical genius, but this book was just plain... plain."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set (The Chronicles of Narnia)
3.  The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set (The Chronicles of Narnia) by C. S. Lewis
The list author says:
  "Praised to no end. Good, but not great."
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The Prince (Penguin Classics)
4.  The Prince (Penguin Classics) by Niccolo Machiavelli
The list author says:
  "Written to make a king feel better about himself. Fascism at it's best."
4.83   Used & New from: 1.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Republic (Oxford World's Classics)
5.  Republic (Oxford World's Classics) by Plato
The list author says:
  "Jeez, I wish Plato had an ISBN code so I could put him on this list."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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The Silmarillion
6.  The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "A history book about a place that never existed. Need I say more?"
6.10   Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (279 customer reviews)

Hamlet (Penguin Popular Classics)
7.  Hamlet (Penguin Popular Classics) by William Shakespeare
The list author says:
  "Simply... outdated."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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The Stand
8.  The Stand by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "I've Read _Das Kapital_ and I could barely sit through this."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (328 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

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White Oleander (Large Print Fiction)
9.  White Oleander (Large Print Fiction) by Janet Fitch
The list author says:
  "The feel bad book of 2002! Make readers feel bad! They'll LOVE IT!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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Holy Bible [NKJV]
10.  Holy Bible [NKJV] by Thomas Nelson Publishers
The list author says:
  "Just my little joke."
6.11   Used & New from: 2.14
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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