Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator

MONDAY SHITLIST, PIP 4: I'll Show You the Death of the Mind!

As you know, I've started a new Monday tradition here in the Skullbucket. It's called the Monday Shitlist, and it's where I ask you, my beloved and deeply sexy readership, to talk about the very worst the world has to offer. As always, feel free to answer in comments, and to post the question on your own doohickeys as well.

Today's topic: books.

Now, everyone who reads has read bad books. I myself have read thousands and thousands of books, and a lot of them were bad. Some were bad because they were disappointing (Walter Moseley's "Blue Light"); some were bad because they were incompetent (Jay McInerney's "Story of My Life"); some were bad because they were offensive (Andrea Dworkin's "Pornography: Possessing Women"); some were bad because they were incomprehensible (Laurence Rickels' "The Case of Califonia"); and some were bad because they just flat-out sucked (a men's adventure novel about a kung fu master -- I can't remember the name of the book or the series -- that was probably the worst thing I've ever read in terms of pure bad writing; it was the Plan 9 from Outer Space of books).

So, tell me: what are five of the worst books you've ever read in your life?

(Note: I have been chided for not answering my own questions for the Monday Shitlists. So you'll find my response in Comments.)
Tags: lit, shitlist

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