Have you ever come across a book that actually made you angry or you thought to be in very bad taste? Also, what would you find to be distasteful in a book?
I can actually remember the one book that pissed me off enough that I actually ripped it up and thew it away. It centered around a man kidnapping a woman, raping her not once but twice. That alone is enough to make me sick to my stomach but what made the book worse is that he raped her, she fell in love and married him. Then to top of it, he got angry with her after they married and he raped her again. And they lived happily ever after.
I came across a book today that got really good reviews and I decided to read it. By the time I got to the middle of it, I just rolled my eyes and stopped because of course, the "hero" was rapey. The whole no means yes relationship that seems to be coming out of every genre is getting on my nerves.
Rapey men would be at the top of my list of bad writing. I have to add that coming in at a very close second would be writers who make overly dramatic/angsty characters.
I wish more people wrote like C.S. Friedman and if anyone can recommend anyone like her, that would be awesome.