History Horrible / Literature

17th Oct '17 5:07:16 PM DoctorCooper
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# This page is not for horrible '''individual books''' of otherwise good series. For those, see {{DethroningMoment.Literature}}.

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# This page is not for horrible '''individual books''' chapters''' of otherwise good series.books. For those, see {{DethroningMoment.Literature}}.
2nd Oct '17 12:10:23 PM TheDeadSkin
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* '''''Nigel Tomm''''' is an artist that has gained his Hatedom for being [[SmallNameBigEgo very narcissist and bragging about his artistic skills]], and showed it when he got into filmmaking, for which he is also featured in Horrible/LiveActionFilms. His literary works aren't any better:

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* '''''Nigel Tomm''''' is an artist that has gained "absurdist artist" with a {{Hatedom}} for his Hatedom for being [[SmallNameBigEgo very narcissist narcissistic and bragging about his artistic skills]], and showed it when he got into filmmaking, for which he is also featured in Horrible/LiveActionFilms. pretentious attitude]]. His literary works works, [[Horrible/{{Film}} in multiple mediums]], aren't any much better:
30th Aug '17 8:28:28 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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# Merely being offensive in its subject matter is not sufficient. Hard as it is to imagine at times, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement there is a market for all types of deviancy]], no matter how small a niche it is. It has to ''fail to appeal even to that niche'' to qualify as this.

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# Merely being offensive in its subject matter is not sufficient. Hard as it is to imagine at times, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment there is a market for all types of deviancy]], no matter how small a niche it is. It has to ''fail to appeal even to that niche'' to qualify as this.



* '''''Alphascript Publishing''''' and '''''Betascript Publishing''''' have published over 300,000 books. Sounds pretty interesting, until you realize that all of them are just a bunch of Wikipedia articles. "High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA Articles!", the cover of each book states. It gets worse, though. The title of each book is a complete lie. For example, why does ''Giving Circles'' have a Wikipedia article on the United Kingdom in it? While the Wikipedia article on "Giving Circles" ''is'' in the book, it only takes up one page of the 108-page book. The covers [[http://brianbusby.blogspot.com/2011/10/alpha-beta-dada.html are]] epic failures, such as the book on the Fieseler Fi 167 showing a [[CriticalResearchFailure C-130]], and another on the 1867 Canadian Election showing '''the United States flag'''. The editors don't check the articles to make sure they're accurate, which means that vandalism could end up in the books. The books are often only 40-50 pages long, yet cost up to $100. For Wikipedia articles that you can get on the internet '''for free'''. Many of the books are "Temporarily out of stock" on Amazon. [[FridgeLogic How can something can be "out of stock" when it's printed on demand?]] Flu Press is a similar offender, even offering these so-called books on eBay.

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* '''''Alphascript Publishing''''' and '''''Betascript Publishing''''' have published over 300,000 books. Sounds pretty interesting, until you realize that all of them are just a bunch of Wikipedia articles. "High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA Articles!", the cover of each book states. It gets worse, though. The title of each book is a complete lie. For example, why does ''Giving Circles'' have a Wikipedia article on the United Kingdom in it? While the Wikipedia article on "Giving Circles" ''is'' in the book, it only takes up one page of the 108-page book. The covers [[http://brianbusby.blogspot.com/2011/10/alpha-beta-dada.html are]] epic failures, such as the book on the Fieseler Fi 167 showing a [[CriticalResearchFailure C-130]], and another on the 1867 Canadian Election showing '''the United States flag'''. The editors don't check the articles to make sure they're accurate, which means that vandalism could end up in the books. The books are often only 40-50 pages long, yet cost up to $100. For $100 for Wikipedia articles that you can get on the internet '''for free'''. Many of the books are "Temporarily out of stock" on Amazon. [[FridgeLogic How can something can be "out of stock" when it's printed on demand?]] Flu Press is a similar offender, even offering these so-called books on eBay.



** In 2010, '''''Denise Brown Ellis''''' wrote ''The Adventures of the Teen Archaeologists: (Book 1) The Land of the Moepek''. [[ThirtySuePileup Full of Mary Sues]], dull conversations that have nothing to do with the plot, and lots of grammar errors.

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** In 2010, '''''Denise Brown Ellis''''' she wrote ''The Adventures of the Teen Archaeologists: (Book 1) The Land of the Moepek''. [[ThirtySuePileup Full of Mary Sues]], dull conversations that have nothing to do with the plot, and lots of grammar errors.
30th Jul '17 4:37:39 PM nombretomado
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* '''''Diary of a Lonely Demon''''', written by Jon David, is a classic example of what happens when a MarySue [[XMeetsY meets]] [[UnfortunateImplications Misogyny]]. In a nutshell, the story revolves around one Jasper Davis, a [[{{Wangst}} wangsty]] self-insert that blames everything that's wrong with his life on ''[[StrawCharacter eeevil women]]''. Jasper then runs into Morgalla Smythe, a demon girl that [[InsaneTrollLogic apparently turned Christian thanks to her new-found boyfriend.]] All of a sudden, [[ClicheStorm demons show up and it's up to Jasper and Morgalla to stop them.]] Ultimately an AuthorTract on how women are wrong and [[StrawMisogynist how Jon is right]], the author sets up a plethora of [[FlatCharacter flat characters]], adds a dash of blatant racism, sexism and other offenses, and caps it all off with a metric shit ton of grammatical errors and plot holes. Include the fact that many passages are often copied from [[Literature/TheHobbit other]] [[Film/{{Avatar}} works]], and that the author [[SmallNameBigEgo suffers from an inability to take constructive criticism properly]], and the book just keeps getting worse.

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* '''''Diary of a Lonely Demon''''', written by Jon David, is a classic example of what happens when a MarySue [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] [[UnfortunateImplications Misogyny]]. In a nutshell, the story revolves around one Jasper Davis, a [[{{Wangst}} wangsty]] self-insert that blames everything that's wrong with his life on ''[[StrawCharacter eeevil women]]''. Jasper then runs into Morgalla Smythe, a demon girl that [[InsaneTrollLogic apparently turned Christian thanks to her new-found boyfriend.]] All of a sudden, [[ClicheStorm demons show up and it's up to Jasper and Morgalla to stop them.]] Ultimately an AuthorTract on how women are wrong and [[StrawMisogynist how Jon is right]], the author sets up a plethora of [[FlatCharacter flat characters]], adds a dash of blatant racism, sexism and other offenses, and caps it all off with a metric shit ton of grammatical errors and plot holes. Include the fact that many passages are often copied from [[Literature/TheHobbit other]] [[Film/{{Avatar}} works]], and that the author [[SmallNameBigEgo suffers from an inability to take constructive criticism properly]], and the book just keeps getting worse.
19th Jul '17 2:30:45 AM VAIAZ
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* In the wake of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'''s monumental success, a lot of guidebooks were released to the general market -- some of them good, some of them... not so much. '''''Dragon Ball Z: An Unauthorized Guide''''', by the mother-son team of Lois and Danny Gresh, is the most absolutely WORTHLESS of the lot. A lot of the "jokes" are about Piccolo yelling "Feh! Feh!" followed by Japanese swearing, the section on DBZ roleplaying devolves into a pointless example session involving global warming and styrofoam (!), and the chapter on the DBZ games mentions importing titles... only to completely handwave the fact that most U.S. consoles CAN'T PLAY JAPANESE GAMES WITHOUT MODDING THE CONSOLE. Even worse, several of the high reviews on Amazon.com are from "A Customer", and it's pretty obvious that the entire book was marketed towards the younger potential fanbase who hadn't even seen the show, as opposed to those who had (and thus knew better than to go anywhere near this dreck with a 10-foot pole). [[http://thedaoofdragonball.com/blog/book-reviews/dragonball-book-review-dragonball-z-an-unauthorized-guide/ If you want to learn more, here is a review from the writer of the much better Dragon Ball Culture books.]]

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* In the wake of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'''s monumental success, a lot of guidebooks were released to the general market -- some of them good, some of them... not so much. '''''Dragon Ball Z: An Unauthorized Guide''''', by the mother-son team of Lois and Danny Gresh, is the most absolutely WORTHLESS worthless of the lot. A lot of the "jokes" are about Piccolo yelling "Feh! Feh!" followed by Japanese swearing, the section on DBZ roleplaying devolves into a pointless example session involving global warming and styrofoam (!), and the chapter on the DBZ games mentions importing titles... only to completely handwave the fact that most U.S. consoles CAN'T PLAY JAPANESE GAMES WITHOUT MODDING THE CONSOLE. ''can't play Japanese games without modding the console.'' Even worse, several of the high reviews on Amazon.com are from "A Customer", and it's pretty obvious that the entire book was marketed towards the younger potential fanbase who hadn't even seen the show, as opposed to those who had (and thus knew better than to go anywhere near this dreck with a 10-foot pole). [[http://thedaoofdragonball.com/blog/book-reviews/dragonball-book-review-dragonball-z-an-unauthorized-guide/ If you want to learn more, here is a review from the writer of the much better Dragon Ball Culture books.]]
16th Jul '17 10:02:24 AM mariofan1000
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* '''''The official strategy guide for VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''''' is universally hailed as the worst strategy guide of all time. Likely due to ExecutiveMeddling from Creator/{{Squaresoft}}, the guide consisted of extremely short, little-detail sections that asked the reader to visit Square's [=PlayOnline=] website for the ''actual'' information. Given that this was in 2000, most people didn't have access to the internet, and those who did would be better off visiting Website/GameFAQs anyway. When Prima did a 2015 omnibus re-release for the ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII VII]]'', ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII VIII]]'' and ''IX'' guides, it got a complete overhaul.
24th Jun '17 12:25:39 PM Cavery210
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* In the wake of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'''s monumental success, a lot of guidebooks were released to the general market -- some of them good, some of them... not so much. '''''Dragon Ball Z: An Unauthorized Guide''''', by the mother-son team of Lois and Danny Gresh, is the most absolutely WORTHLESS of the lot. A lot of the "jokes" are about Piccolo yelling "Feh! Feh!" followed by Japanese swearing, the section on DBZ roleplaying devolves into a pointless example session involving global warming and styrofoam (!), and the chapter on the DBZ games mentions importing titles... only to completely handwave the fact that U.S. consoles CAN'T PLAY JAPANESE GAMES. Even worse, several of the high reviews on Amazon.com are from "A Customer", and it's pretty obvious that the entire book was marketed towards the younger potential fanbase who hadn't even seen the show, as opposed to those who had (and thus knew better than to go anywhere near this dreck with a 10-foot pole).

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* In the wake of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'''s monumental success, a lot of guidebooks were released to the general market -- some of them good, some of them... not so much. '''''Dragon Ball Z: An Unauthorized Guide''''', by the mother-son team of Lois and Danny Gresh, is the most absolutely WORTHLESS of the lot. A lot of the "jokes" are about Piccolo yelling "Feh! Feh!" followed by Japanese swearing, the section on DBZ roleplaying devolves into a pointless example session involving global warming and styrofoam (!), and the chapter on the DBZ games mentions importing titles... only to completely handwave the fact that most U.S. consoles CAN'T PLAY JAPANESE GAMES.GAMES WITHOUT MODDING THE CONSOLE. Even worse, several of the high reviews on Amazon.com are from "A Customer", and it's pretty obvious that the entire book was marketed towards the younger potential fanbase who hadn't even seen the show, as opposed to those who had (and thus knew better than to go anywhere near this dreck with a 10-foot pole). [[http://thedaoofdragonball.com/blog/book-reviews/dragonball-book-review-dragonball-z-an-unauthorized-guide/ If you want to learn more, here is a review from the writer of the much better Dragon Ball Culture books.]]
22nd Jun '17 10:46:28 PM Josef5678
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* The first published book of the Chilean author Francisca Solar, '''''La Septima M''''' ("''The Seventh M''"), a YA/Paranormal detective novel about the investigation of a series of strange suicides in Southern Chile. The main characters are an [[MarySue impossibly beautiful and talented]] young forensic woman (whom the author calls a "Thanatologist" in one of the worst cases of SeparatedByACommonLanguage in the Spanish language) who has an AmbiguousDisorder and takes medication with vaguely defined and inconsistent effects; a detective with NoSenseOfHumor whose investigative capacities are more of a InformedAbility, and a obnoxious photographer who was intended as a PluckyComicRelief but comes as TheScrappy instead. The [[TownWithADarkSecret location]] reeks of [[ArgentinaIsNaziland Chile is Naziland]], every bad police procedural cliché is played straight, the "mystery" is practically ripped off a ''Series/TheXFiles'' filler episode, some of the very tense situations happen in Hanna-Barbera cartoon style (including what may be the worst attempt on playing the ScoobyDoobyDoors for drama), {{Plot Hole}}s abound, and the IdiotBall is played like a volleyball match. All the former and the [[PurpleProse very purple and pretentious writing]] would make the book [[SoBadItsGood hilarious]] in other circumstances, but here they dogpile to slog the text and infuriate the reader. A sequel (named "El Hada de las Cadenas", "The Faerie of Chains") was eventually written and published, but the editorial decided to release it on digital only...however, [[EpicFail Chile is a region where the purchase of digital content isn't very widespread, and eventually it was forgotten.]]

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* The first published book of the Chilean author Francisca Solar, '''''La Septima M''''' ("''The Seventh M''"), a YA/Paranormal detective novel about the investigation of a series of strange suicides in Southern Chile. The main characters are an [[MarySue impossibly beautiful and talented]] young forensic woman (whom the author calls a "Thanatologist" in one of the worst cases of SeparatedByACommonLanguage in the Spanish language) who has an AmbiguousDisorder and takes medication with vaguely defined and inconsistent effects; a detective with NoSenseOfHumor whose investigative capacities are more of a InformedAbility, and a obnoxious photographer who was intended as a PluckyComicRelief but comes as TheScrappy instead. The [[TownWithADarkSecret location]] reeks of [[ArgentinaIsNaziland Chile is Naziland]], every bad police procedural cliché is played straight, the "mystery" is practically ripped off a ''Series/TheXFiles'' an ''[[Series/TheXFiles X-Files]]'' filler episode, some of the very tense situations happen in Hanna-Barbera cartoon style (including what may be the worst attempt on playing the ScoobyDoobyDoors for drama), {{Plot Hole}}s abound, and the IdiotBall is played like a volleyball match. All the former and the [[PurpleProse very purple and pretentious writing]] would make the book [[SoBadItsGood hilarious]] in other circumstances, but here they dogpile to slog the text and infuriate the reader. A sequel (named "El Hada de las Cadenas", "The Faerie of Chains") was eventually written and published, but the editorial decided to release it on digital only...however, [[EpicFail Chile is a region where the purchase of digital content isn't very widespread, and eventually it was forgotten.]]
22nd Jun '17 1:03:20 AM ZorotheGallade
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* The first published book of the Chilean author Francisca Solar, '''''La Septima M''''' ("''The Seventh M''"), a YA/Paranormal detective novel about the investigation of a series of strange suicides in Southern Chile. The main characters are an [[MarySue impossibly beautiful and talented]] young forensic woman (whom the author calls a "Thanatologist" in one of the worst cases of SeparatedByACommonLanguage in the Spanish language) who has an AmbiguousDisorder and takes medication with vaguely defined and inconsistent effects; a detective with NoSenseOfHumor whose investigative capacities are more of a InformedAbility, and a obnoxious photographer who was intended as a PluckyComicRelief but comes as TheScrappy instead. The [[TownWithADarkSecret location]] reeks of [[ArgentinaIsNaziland Chile is Naziland]], every bad police procedural cliché is played straight, the "mystery" is practically ripped off a ''Series/TheXFiles'' filler episode, some of the very tense situations happen in Hanna-Barbera cartoon style (including what may be the worst attempt on playing the ScoobyDoobyDoors for drama), {{Plot Hole}}s abound, and the IdiotBall is played like a volleyball match. All the former and the [[PurpleProse very purple and pretentious writing]] would make the book [[SoBadItsGood hilarious]] in other circumstances, but here they dogpile to slog the text and infuriate the reader. A sequel (named "El Hada de las Cadenas", "The Faerie of Chains") was eventually written and published, but the editorial decided to release it on digital only. In a region where the purchase of digital content isn't very widespread, that's the kiss of death indeed.

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* The first published book of the Chilean author Francisca Solar, '''''La Septima M''''' ("''The Seventh M''"), a YA/Paranormal detective novel about the investigation of a series of strange suicides in Southern Chile. The main characters are an [[MarySue impossibly beautiful and talented]] young forensic woman (whom the author calls a "Thanatologist" in one of the worst cases of SeparatedByACommonLanguage in the Spanish language) who has an AmbiguousDisorder and takes medication with vaguely defined and inconsistent effects; a detective with NoSenseOfHumor whose investigative capacities are more of a InformedAbility, and a obnoxious photographer who was intended as a PluckyComicRelief but comes as TheScrappy instead. The [[TownWithADarkSecret location]] reeks of [[ArgentinaIsNaziland Chile is Naziland]], every bad police procedural cliché is played straight, the "mystery" is practically ripped off a ''Series/TheXFiles'' filler episode, some of the very tense situations happen in Hanna-Barbera cartoon style (including what may be the worst attempt on playing the ScoobyDoobyDoors for drama), {{Plot Hole}}s abound, and the IdiotBall is played like a volleyball match. All the former and the [[PurpleProse very purple and pretentious writing]] would make the book [[SoBadItsGood hilarious]] in other circumstances, but here they dogpile to slog the text and infuriate the reader. A sequel (named "El Hada de las Cadenas", "The Faerie of Chains") was eventually written and published, but the editorial decided to release it on digital only. In only...however, [[EpicFail Chile is a region where the purchase of digital content isn't very widespread, that's the kiss of death indeed. and eventually it was forgotten.]]
6th Jun '17 11:39:31 AM VAIAZ
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* '''''Dario Ford''''' published two books on Amazon, ''Skywalker'' and ''NDRANGHETA''. They are poorly-written and barely-edited works that desperately try to emulate Creator/TerryPratchett and Creator/TomClancy respectively, without any of the intelligence, charm, and style. His books probably would have gone unnoticed...had he not tried to ''claim that Pratchett and Clancy'' '''co-wrote''' ''these books''. Neither of them wrote a single word for either of Ford's books, and Ford's attempts to capitalize off of their AuthorExistenceFailure with half-assed stories is a disgusting joke.

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* '''''Dario Ford''''' published two books on Amazon, ''Skywalker'' and ''NDRANGHETA''.and'' 'NDRANGHETA''. They are poorly-written and barely-edited works that desperately try to emulate Creator/TerryPratchett and Creator/TomClancy respectively, without any of the intelligence, charm, and style. His books probably would have gone unnoticed...had he not tried to ''claim that Pratchett and Clancy'' '''co-wrote''' ''these books''. Neither of them wrote a single word for either of Ford's books, and Ford's attempts to capitalize off of their AuthorExistenceFailure with half-assed stories is a disgusting joke.
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