Wednesday, March 10, 2010

American Book Review's "Top 40 Bad Books."

After soliciting the opinions of many academics, the American Book Review has compiled this list of the "Top 40 Bad Books."  What does it mean when we say a book is bad?  "Is it an overrated 'good' book?  Can an otherwise good author produce a 'bad' book? Is the badness in style, in execution?  Or is it in theme or outlook?"

The list runs the gamut from the Great Gatsby to Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.  There's sure to be something on this list to tickle your fancy.

You can read the full list here.

Hat tip to the Chronicle of Higher Ed.

I am the scholarship dude.


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