Read a book called Rant by Alfie Crow on my last holiday . Jesus Christ it is fucking awful. Worst book I've ever read and put it down a few times vowing to not read the rest. Ended up finishing it because it was so bad I felt compelled to finish it. Please someone else read it and suffer what I did.
It can't possibly be as bad as Game of Thrones, without doubt the worst book I've ever read. Awful on every level, terribly written, shit format, like a twelve year old decided to impersonate Tolkien.
Currently reading The Second World War by Anthony Beevor which is excellent. I can recommend everything this guy has written ( if you're into history). Bit disconcerting listening to pundits talking about the German football team though when you're reading about them rampaging through the Low Countries lol. He writes history books like novels, no waffle, concise summaries.
Just finished Iain Banks' The Quarry, which was awful. I'll make allowances (generously) for the fact he was on his way out when he was writing it. Certainly not his best by any means.
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon:not bad but got tedious after a while
The Wolf in Winter by John Connolly: above average thriller with a hint of the supernatural. Worth a look
The Exorcist by William Blatty: for a change, the film is much better than the book