The Lamest Authors of All Time Writers

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.

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

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    An Inconvenient Book, Arguing with Idiots, The Overton Window

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    The Last Song, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember

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

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

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

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    Killing Lincoln, Culture Warrior, Those Who Trespass

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    The Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital, The Poverty of Philosophy

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

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

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

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    Kiss the Girls, Violets Are Blue, 7th Heaven

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    Phantoms, Phantoms, Watchers

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

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

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

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

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    The Poetics of Cities, Synthesis, architecture

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    A Separate Peace, Spark Notes A Separate Peace, Phineas

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

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

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    Flowers in the Attic, Melody, Dawn

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    Worker in the Light

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

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

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

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

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    It Takes a Village, Dear Socks, Dear Buddy

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    Armageddon, Desecration, Assassins

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    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, The Queen of the ...

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    A Game of Thrones, A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons

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

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    Raise the Titanic, Treasure, Skeleton Coast

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    Richard Nixon: Speeches, Writings, Documents

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

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    The Firm, A Time to Kill, The Firm

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    The execution of Major Andre, Gospel of John, The Night Casey Was Born

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    Sexual Personae, The Birds, Sex

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

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    The Worst Person in the World

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