- Flannery O'ConnorI think this comment lends itself to discussion from my blog readers. What best-seller should have never been? Which is the worst written yet made millions. My first vote was Eclipse but when I though about it further I relized Eclipse was much better than some others. I vote the worst best seller that I've ever read was Scarlett. This was a early 1990's reamake of Margret Mitchell's classic Gone With the Wind. Apparently some people thought the last line
"Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher."
"Frankly my dear I don't give a damn"the oft quoted line of Rhett Butler's needed a poorly written 800 epilogue which only served to further prove that Scarlett O'Hara is one of the most self centered characters of all times.
So what do you think? What best seller do you wish you'd not spent money on and instead checked out from the library. Which one was recommended to you and suddenly you don't trust that person to recommend books? Please please leave your comments or I'll assume that you frankly don't give a damn.