The Lamest Authors of All Time

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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 consisted of poor authors, people who need to practice writing, or undeserving famous novelists.

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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    Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse

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    EL James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time

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    EL James Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed   

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    Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science, Dianetics: The Modern Science of ...

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    Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, The Fountainhead

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    An Inconvenient Book, Arguing with Idiots, The Overton Window

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    A Charge to Keep, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, Decision ...

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    Bowling for Columbine, Sicko, Roger & Me

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    Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America, If ...

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    Killing Lincoln, Culture Warrior, Those Who Trespass

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    The Way Things Ought to Be, See, I Told You So

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    Purple Panties, Dear G-Spot: Straight Talk About Sex and Love, The heat ...

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    The Last Song, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember

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    On the great patriotic war of the Soviet union, Correspondence Between ...

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    Dreams from My Father, The Audacity of Hope, Change We Can Believe In

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    The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crash of 2008 and What ...

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    Kiss the Girls, Violets Are Blue, 7th Heaven

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    The Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital, The Poverty of Philosophy

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    The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, The Lost Symbol

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    It Takes a Village, Dear Socks, Dear Buddy

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    Irish Thoroughbred, Sweet revenge, Spellbound

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    Mein Kampf, Zweites Buch, The Complete Hitler: A Digital Desktop Reference ...

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    Phantoms, Phantoms, Watchers

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    Worker in the Light

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    Wizard's First Rule, The Sword of Truth, Boxed Set I

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    A World Transformed: The Collapse of the Soviet Empire, The Unification of ...

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    The Poetics of Cities, Synthesis, architecture

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    Tuesdays with Morrie, La Dernier Lecon / Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five ...

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    The Logic of Scientific Discovery, The lesson of this century, Truth

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    Richesse du monde, pauvretés des nations, Globalization and its enemies ...

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    Flowers in the Attic, Melody, Dawn

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    A Separate Peace, Spark Notes A Separate Peace, Phineas

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    The Celestine Prophecy, The Celestine Prophecy, The Secret of Shambhala: ...

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    The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape

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    Easter Parade, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, Annie Get Your Gun

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    Communion, Best of the Borderlands, Communion

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    Sexual Personae, The Birds, Sex

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    The edge of dawn, The edge of midnight, Something like love

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    The Worst Person in the World

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    Satanism, The Best Tool You Can Buy, Larson's Book of World Religions and ...

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    Armageddon, Desecration, Assassins

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    The Joseph Smith Papers: Journals, Volume 1, 1832-1839

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    The Lovely Bones, Lucky, Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Lovely Bones

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    Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears, Without Remorse

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    Religulous, When You Ride Alone You Ride with bin Laden, But I'm Not Wrong ...

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    Richard Nixon: Speeches, Writings, Documents

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    My Friends Are Dying!, 180, Thanks a Million!

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    The Case for Christ, The Case for a Creator, Experimente la pasion de ...

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