Dullest writer in the English language?

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  1. John le Carre- emotive, overlong waffle. Real espionage may be fairly mundane stuff- analysing signals intercepts, tracking shipping movements or whatever, but it can't possibly be as dreary as JlC's 'writing' :roll:

    Stephen King- simply overlong! To be fair, his early stuff, as in 'Night Shift' was quite good, but since he became A Commodity (he has admitted to being 'tired of being packaged like lunch meat') he's become a f*cking bore! I suspect he's got a 'minimum length' clause in his contract; any King book could be reduced by 1/2-1/3 quite easily.

    Any others? (not me, please 8) )
     
  2. Ayn Rand.
     
  3. Jeffrey Archer - awful, simply awful. Dull, terrible and written by a disgraced ex-con who seems to think he is a modern people's champion.

    Disagree about Stephen King - admittedly some of his stuff is a little 'assembly line', but in amongst there are some books that are genuinely involving and once you get used to his style it's very satisfying to read.
     
  4. de la Billiere - both books
     
  5. Salman Rushdie, did anyone realy read any of his shite, I tried, got fed up by page 2
     
  6. According to my boss, ME.
     
  7. maninblack

    maninblack LE Book Reviewer

    Thomas Hardy; dull.

    DH Lawrence; even more dull except for Lady Chatterley which is fairly dull but was ghost wriotten by someone who at least didn't have a literary effects of a tetse fly. If you want the dullest book in the English language then try The Rainbow by Lawrence.
     
  8. My cousin's claim to fame - she was a waitress at Windsor waiting on all the Born with a Silver Spoon in Gob Brigade, one of the worst gob shites there was J. Archers' son, he tried being the big cheese to all his mates by abusing the waitress, she in turn emptied his piping hot scoff over his head - Good Drills :D
     
  9. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    The son is a pillock but Jeffrey is not a bad bloke. I had dealings with him a few times and he was ok. Chatty, friendly and quite generous. His wife, however. What a miserable woman!
     
  10. Sven/Whet

    Ashie
     
  11. Awaits incoming, but I find Shakespeare very dull. We all have different tastes I suppose.
     
  12. Andy McNab.

    Dr Alien Bombard comes a close second - he wrote a book about his solo trip across the Atlantic in a rubber dinghy. Nothing at all happened.
     
  13. I nominate Medman82. A recent example of his shitieness was released onto the site only last weekend.
     
  14. My first RO,
     
  15. Joseph Conrad; has anyone EVER got beyond page 112 of Heart of Darkness? I liked most Hardy though except The Mayor of Casterbridge. Christopher Eccleston's movie of Jude was one of the very few film adaptations IMO that are as good as the book.