9 extremely over-rated books i read this year

A Listmania! list by Jimmy Lovesey (Cardiff, South Wales)
 
JANE EYRE (Penguin Classics)
1.  JANE EYRE (Penguin Classics) by Charlotte Brontė
The list author says:
  "Why, oh why is this considered the greatest novel a Bronte has ever written when its not even the best Charlotte wrote. Not a touch on the fantastic "Vilette""
Used & New from: £0.18
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (658 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

See buying options
Surfacing
2.  Surfacing by Margaret Atwood
The list author says:
  "Her poorest novel to date, a massive letdown. This novel is a shambles, i love atwood but i don't even think she knew what she was doing with this novel."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Atonement
3.  Atonement by Ian McEwan
The list author says:
  "Laboriously Self-Indulgent with a very annoying main character. That may be the point but it bodes for annoying reading."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (345 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Fox , The Captain's Doll and The Ladybird (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics S.)
4.  The Fox , The Captain's Doll and The Ladybird (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics S.) by D. H. Lawrence
The list author says:
  "One of my lecturers cites this as a masterpiece; it's actually a mindless anti-feminist rant that is both highly offensive and shames the great D.H. Lawrence ."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

See buying options
Birdsong (Vintage War)
5.  Birdsong (Vintage War) by Sebastian Faulks
The list author says:
  "The only thing Sebastian Faulkes is good for is sending you to sleep. Dull, boring and extremely predictable."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (607 customer reviews)

See buying options
Pride and Prejudice (Oxford World's Classics)
6.  Pride and Prejudice (Oxford World's Classics) by Jane Austen
The list author says:
  "I've nothing against Jane Austen per se, its just she writes same-old formulaic wishy-wash romances. Sorry I'm being harsh. If you want a good Austen, read the mush more satisfying Mansfield Park."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (462 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

See buying options
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
7.  I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Dr Maya Angelou
The list author says:
  "An entertaining read, but very simplistic (as an autobiography should be), it's just a joke that this is widely read for degrees in Literature."
£8.36   Used & New from: £1.80
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (242 customer reviews)

Haunted
8.  Haunted by James Herbert
The list author says:
  "I'm sure I'll now get lynched by the legion of spooky James Herbert fans but, please, this absolutely puerile and his writing stile is akin to a twelve-year-old."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)

See buying options
Harry Potter Adult Edition Box Set: Four Volumes in Paperback
9.  Harry Potter Adult Edition Box Set: Four Volumes in Paperback by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Mature Fans of J.K. Rowling: PUT IT DOWN AND START READING BOOKS FOR GROWN-UPS YOU MORONS!"
Used & New from: £15.35
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

See buying options

More Actions

Discover more about this author
 See all of their Listmania! lists
Make your own list
 Create a Listmania! list
View your page on Amazon.co.uk
 Go to Your Profile page

Customer Discussions about products in this list  
   

About this Listmania!

 

Author

Jimmy Lovesey (Cardiff, South Wales)
Qualifications: English Student
Last updated: 21/07/2004
Report abuse
    

More Listmania!

 

Rather Good Reads Rather Good Reads

Rather Good Reads: A list of 15 items by J. D. Worrall "chugabug"

Some magnificent reading Some magnificent reading

Some magnificent reading: A list of 9 items by Reading rose "lk7977"

Prospero's Books Prospero's Books

Prospero's Books: A list of 20 items by "prospero10"

The best all-time unputdownables The best all-time unputdownables

The best all-time unputdownables: A list of 16 items by "pretty_lady"

Books that have impacted my life!! Books that have impacted my life!!

Books that have impacted my life!!: A list of 17 items by "chocgodess"