marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote in bookish,

the worst book in the world

"The world is full of bad books written by amateurs. But why settle for the merely regrettable? Atlanta Nights is a bad book written by experts."

Atlanta Nights by Travis Tea -- written as a sting, to see whether a certain publisher, claiming to be highly selective, would publish this turkey, despite each chapter being written by a different writer and then assembled in the order returned to the organizer of the hoax.  (I was #10.)  You can read the details here.  Plus a PDF of the novel itself.

And recently, I have learned that a dramatic reading of it was podcasted!  You can view the chapters here and discover how terribly bad a book can be.

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