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Worst Books I Read in 2010 (Because Life's Too Short)

Jonathan Posner
 
This Bleeding City
This Bleeding City
"Holy Moly. This is drivel. And from FABER??"
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
"Rambling and unintelligible. Feels like it was written in the bath."
A Gate at the Stairs
A Gate at the Stairs
"Biggest disappointment of the year. I thought it would never end."
Down River
Down River
"Poorly written and dull. No idea why he's so successful."
Ice Age
Ice Age
"Another big disappointment, unfortunately."
Her Fearful Symmetry
Her Fearful Symmetry
"As awful as The Time Traveller's Wife was brilliant. Want went wrong?"
SS-GB
SS-GB
"A fascinating premise, well-written and with flashes of brilliance. But what a boring plot!"
Empire Falls (Vintage Contemporaries)
Empire Falls (Vintage Contemporaries)
"Bloated, self-consciously worthy and strangely old-fashioned. Not a patch on 'Straight Man'."
Silesian Station
Silesian Station
"How does a writer go from the very best to the very worst? See also above."
Ascent
Ascent
"Much less than meets the eye - and all those gobsmackingly boring technical details are totally unnecessary."