BTT: The Absolute WORST (Recently)

btt What’s the worst book you’ve read recently?
(I figure it’s easier than asking your all-time worst, because, well, it’s recent!)

a-lion-among-menMost of the stuff that I’ve read recently has been very good, rather good, or at least decently good.  To really get to anything that was ‘bad’ I’ve had to look back to April.  I’ve read some books that I didn’t enjoy, but in which I saw the merit and could see how others would like it, but back in April I found a book that just dragged and annoyed me: “A Lion Among Men” by Gregory Maguire.  I loved “Wicked,” which I know that not everyone did.  However, I have yet to like another one of Maguire’s books.  I was okay about “Son of a Witch,” mostly because I wanted to get deeper into the world that Maguire created in “Wicked,” but even going deeper into that world didn’t save “A Lion Among Men” for me.  I was just plain bored by it, it didn’t do anything for me at all, and I thought some of the profanity was completely gratuitous.  It was the book that finally made me say that I’m DONE with Maguire, other than a potential reread of “Wicked” at some point.

What’s the worst thing you’ve read recently?

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