The standard here is that the story must be iconic and widely praised, much like a hideous, groveling, sycophant praising the naked emperor’s new clothes. I hate the works below with such venom that I am unable to provide a coherent review of any of them.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding – This horrendous piece of literary bowel movement was foisted upon generations of unsuspecting American students. It is utter tripe. Why was it forced into classrooms? To tell us that we kids were a bunch of evil little monsters that would revert to violence if left to our own devices? What absolute crap. Poorly written, pointless, where do I begin? How in the hell did this bilge get published?
World According to Garp by John Irving – The “Plan 9” of American Literature. Combination worst book-worst movie. Another pointless book. Why was it written? More writers wallowing in their own self-gratification like filthy pigs in the mire. (See Stephen King’s “Misery”) What pathetic, incomprehensible, self-involved, insipid, jejune garbage. The movie made “Judge Dredd” look like “Citizen Kane”.
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger – Another unnecessary book forced upon unsuspecting children. It is such tripe that decorum prevents me from expressing my true feelings here.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – Propagandistic, anti-feminist garbage. Much of the plot taken almost verbatim from “A Passage to India”.
Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth – More vomitous, self-involved crap. Most over-rated book of the latter half of the Twentieth Century.
If you like any of these books you are a stupid moron and I hate you.