not Twilight, though I wish it were..(not that it were worse, that I had never read the others.)
Actually, it was a tie:
-really in your face with the anti alcohol message (bold and italics, seriously?)
-over two hundred pages about a stupid horse.
-I usually dislike animal books, but this one takes the cake, slimey and maggot infested as it is.
-aka "The Book That Nearly Killed Fantasy"
-One of those stupid "just kidding" endings, but it wasn't even a surprise.
-if there was a plot contest between it and an episode of the wiggles, the demented australian singers would win.
-all the characters were pathetic, pathetic and annoying, pathetic and annoying and perfect.
-any hint of suspense was always killed in the next sentence.
(heck, at least it was short-ish!)
I haven't read many books that made me want to puke, so I don't have a totally awful thing to write about. But I did read this book for a book group once- Private Captain. It wasn't the Worst Book I Ever Read, per say, but I didn't enjoy reading it. It was somewhat boring and lengthy.
Dickens has to be read on your terms, not on a deadline for a course. I don't know why they still teach it when everyone knows that it would take months to properly analyse the novel. And by months I mean like, two-and-a-half.
The Ringworld Throne. The original Ringworld was quite good and the passages in the Ringworld Engineers concerning addiction were well written but this installment is shit. I have a fundamental problem with unplanned sequels. Hyperion Cantos was always meant to be four books so the writer had it all planned out. Niven however wrote this one in a few months after he failed to come up with a decent plot for a third Integral Trees novel. He had a contract to fulfill so he pulled a James Patterson and churned out this load of garbage. Every time I fell self-conscious about my writing I simply open to any page of Throne and remind myself that It was printed three times and sold tens of thousands of copies.