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Top 40 Bad Books (Plus Extras)

"Top 40 Bad Books" is actually a collection of 40 short commentaries about bad books, from which, amazingly, I have been able to extract precisely 40 books that received a specific mention (but admittedly varying widely in their perceived degree of badness). You'll have to at least skim the commentaries to find out why a particular book was called bad (they are usually only a few paragraphs long).
The remaining 24 books are from a variety of sources, mostly from 'the complete review' website (which itself links to multiple reviews). I've included a few of my own 'favourites' (I never got beyond a few pages).
Please check an item only if you have made it right to the end. And you have my profoundest admiration if you managed that with "Tarantula".
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Revolutionary Road (Richard Yates)
Revolutionary Road (Richard Yates)
2
James Bond Complete (Ian Fleming)
James Bond Complete (Ian Fleming)
3
Women in Love (D. H. Lawrence)
Women in Love (D. H. Lawrence)
4
Pierre (Herman Melville)
Pierre (Herman Melville)
5
The Genius (Theodore Dreiser)
The Genius (Theodore Dreiser)
6
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
7
Tarantula (Bob Dylan)
Tarantula (Bob Dylan)
8
Dildo Cay (Nelson Hayes)
Dildo Cay (Nelson Hayes)
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9
The International Squid Cookbook (Isaac Cronin)
The International Squid Cookbook (Isaac Cronin)
10
What a Young Woman Ought to Know (Mary Wood-Allen)
What a Young Woman Ought to Know (Mary Wood-Allen)
11
The Hard-Boiled Virgin (Frances Newman)
The Hard-Boiled Virgin (Frances Newman)
12
Quiet Drinking (Virginia Elliott)
Quiet Drinking (Virginia Elliott)
13
A Mercy (Toni Morrison)
A Mercy (Toni Morrison)
14
The March (E.L. Doctorow)
The March (E.L. Doctorow)
15
Saturday
Saturday
16
All the Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy)
All the Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy)
17
The Second Suspect (Heather Lewis)
The Second Suspect (Heather Lewis)
18
Across the River and Into the Trees (Ernest Hemingway)
Across the River and Into the Trees (Ernest Hemingway)
19
Grimus (Salman Rushdie)
Grimus (Salman Rushdie)
20
The End of the Affair (Graham Greene)
The End of the Affair (Graham Greene)
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21
Sag Harbour (Colson Whitehead)
Sag Harbour (Colson Whitehead)
22
Pamela (Samuel Richardson)
Pamela (Samuel Richardson)
23
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
24
Poetic Gems (William McGonagall)
Poetic Gems (William McGonagall)
25
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
26
Let the Great World Spin (Colum McCann)
Let the Great World Spin (Colum McCann)
27
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
28
People of the Book (Geraldine Brooks)
People of the Book (Geraldine Brooks)
29
The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
30
Through Other Continents: American Literature Across Deep Time (Wai Chee Dimock)
Through Other Continents: American Literature Across Deep Time (Wai Chee Dimock)
31
An American Tragedy (Theodore Dreiser)
An American Tragedy (Theodore Dreiser)
32
Poems, 1959-2009 (Frederick Seidel)
Poems, 1959-2009 (Frederick Seidel)
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33
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
34
The Secret (Rhonda Byrne)
The Secret (Rhonda Byrne)
35
The Malleus Maleficarum (Jakob Sprenger and Heinrich Kramer)
The Malleus Maleficarum (Jakob Sprenger and Heinrich Kramer)
36
Chasing Shakespeares (Sarah Smith)
Chasing Shakespeares (Sarah Smith)
37
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (Rebecca Wells)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (Rebecca Wells)
38
The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
39
And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks (Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs)
And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks (Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs)
40
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century (Barbara W. Tuchman)
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century (Barbara W. Tuchman)
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