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The Hours

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2005

    What a waste...

    Since this book won the Pulizer, I expected something great. Instead, it was extremely pretentious, boring and predictable. The characters were very dull and cliched. Just because a novel deals with underrepresented groups (in this case women and gays) does not mean it is a great story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2004

    what a bore!

    I don't know what was worse, the book or the movie. But both were unbearable! There was not one happy or uplifting moment in this whole story. Perhaps for those addicted to depressive stories this was thrilling but it couldn't wait to finish it so I could throw it away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2003

    Pulitzer? Really?

    What a boring book. I just cannot understand the hype. It is too bad the pulitzer was given to this book when other truly excellent books were written this year. Do not waste your time or money buying this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2003

    So glad I'm done

    If you enjoy books featuring self-centered characters, then you will enjoy this book. Cunningham seemed to be trying too hard to be profound, weighing down the interwoven stories with outrageously neurotic undertones. Was he shooting for the Pulitzer? Seems that way to me. I always finish a book once I start it, but this book tempted me more than any other to put it down and forget about the whiney, neurotic contemplations of these narcissistic characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2000

    'The Hours'...that I wasted reading this book

    I gave up on reading this book after the first 75 pages. I just couldn't get into it. I appreciate the work that needs to be done to set up a story as much as the next person does, but too much time was spent inside the characters' heads in a labored attempt to capture their (rambling) streams of consciousness. The writing style was hard to follow; there were too many run-on sentences and disjointed phrases in parentheses. For any men out there who are wondering, not every woman thinks the way these characters do: hurtling into rambling trains of thought at the slightest sensation, sight or sound. I am female and I could not identify with the characters at all. This book was not at all worth my time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2000

    When time is valuable

    I am a very busy person. The time I take to read each day is very special to me. I am disappointed to have wasted time reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2000

    No message, no moral, no interest

    This book looked so promising, yet it does not deliver on the promise. At the end of the book, there is no message of hope, light, love or anything else. There are 3 stories, 2 of which intertwine quite predictably. The author then makes some brief observations (akin to Jerry Springer's editorials which follow the slug-fests, but not even that entertaining) and then the book ends. I kept reading it because I was convinced that the author was going to make a point, make the characters' lives have some meaning, some lesson for me as the reader or do SOMETHING else that would make the time I invested in reading this monstrosity worth it. He didn't. The book ended. With a thud. It was an utter waste of time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2000

    really very not nice, gee whiz guys, this wasn't very good !

    gee whiz, this book would have been good if it hadn't been so boring from start to finish..... I'm trying to find at least one good thing to say about it...... wait, i can't find anything...... oh well

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