Walden by Henry David Thoreau hands down is the worst thing I ever (tried to) read. I think it was my sophomore year of high school and I just couldn't get through any of it. My mom sat down with me to help me. She read aloud and within 5 minutes I was having to wake her up, it had put us both to sleep.
Originally Posted by gallandof
another really bad book was the sword of shannara by Terry Brooks, I love all his other stories, but his original Sword sucked, it was a complete rip of LOTR and didnt bring anything new. although I love his newer books and series.
I enjoyed the Sword, but it was also one of the first fantasy books I read. I think I was 11 or 12 when I read it in the late 80s. I enjoyed the entire series up until The Druid of Shanara, that was total troll spittle. I think I read part of one book after that and then was done.