The Lamest Authors of All Time Writers
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The Lamest Authors of All Time

List Criteria: Author of any work of fiction

There are always going be writers (and books) some folks just don't like. Books, and the skills of the people who write them, are definitely at the mercy of a person's subjective opinion. However, there are some writers most of us can pretty much agree are just not very good writers. Sure, the writers on this list have attained popularity and success (somehow), but for a lot of people that fact is one of the mysteries of the universe. This is a list of the people whose qualities as writers are hotly debated... a bad writers list.

A collection of people who wrote books that may have been published and sold in large quantities... but whose talents seem questionable. They are the worst writers of all time, at least according to some people. Who are the worst authors of all time? Vote for your most hated and rank them as you see fit. Make sure to add anyone you think deserves to be included on this bad authors list. Many of these writers are among the worst American authors (but this list includes writers from any country) and a few have even written some of the worst novels of all time.

So who are the worst authors? It's up to you to decide which of these horrible writers truly is the absolute worst of all time.
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    General Information, Classification, Gradation & Awareness Chart, The ...

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    The Fountainhead, Love Letters, Not Yet Assigned

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    added by nebosoapco EL James Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed   

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    The Da Vinci Code, Inferno, Englar & Djoflar

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    The Last Song, UN Paseo Para Recordar, The Choice

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    added by jschro1861 The Way Things Ought to Be, See, I Told You So, Rush Hudson Limbaugh and ...

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    added by jschro1861 The Christmas Sweater, The Overton Window, An Inconvenient Book

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    The Firm, The Chamber, Mickey

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    Flood Tide, Serpent, Raise the Titanic

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    added by Gallowayism Decision Points, Avec l'aide de Dieu, A Charge to Keep

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    added by bjr24 Of Thee I Sing, Dreams from My Father, La audacia de la esperanza

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    Twilight's Child, Dark angel, Stunden der Nacht

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    Assassins, Margo's Reunion, Busted!

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    Knife of Dreams, Das Rad der Zeit 15. Die Amyrlin., Places to visit in ...

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    Sur ordre, tome 2, El Cardenal del Kremlin, Shadow Warriors

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    The Lightning Thief, Mission Road, The Lost Hero

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    added by bjr24 Pinheads and Patriots, Those Who Trespass, Who's looking out for you?

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    added by bjr24 Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot, All You Could Ask For, The Poetics of ...

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    added by bjr24 Mick Foley's Christmas chaos, Scooter, Tietam Brown

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    added by Gallowayism Prepared for the Worst, A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of ...

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