Top Ten Worst Authors

These are the people who claim to be authors but really just create boring, talentless books and give writers a bad example. But it is very rare and that's a good thing.
The Top Ten
1 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889 - April 30, 1945) was a German politician of Austrian descent who served as the leader of the Nazi Party since 1921, Chancellor of Germany since 1933, and Führer of Nazi Germany since 1934. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he reversed the Treaty of Versailles, initiated World... read more

Why read a book about the struggle when he thinks we could save Germany and yet made it so much worse? Literally, everyone hated him.

Why would anyone, who isn't a massive Hitler-sympathizing racist idiot, want to read about his Kampf (struggle)?

I think mass genocide is worse than the other authors here.

2 Stephenie Meyer

And then that unmemorable fanfiction of Twilight that is Fifty Shades of Grey. We had to suffer through those.

It's her fault the world had to go through the torture that is Twilight.

3 E. L. James
4 Paris Hilton Paris Whitney Hilton is an American businesswoman, socialite, television personality, model, actress, singer, DJ, and author.
5 Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Donald J. Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968... read more
6 Karl Marx Karl Heinrich Marx ( 5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a German philosopher, critic of political economy, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and socialist revolutionary. His best-known titles are the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto and the four-volume Das Kapital... read more

This man caused so many wars. The Soviet Union, China, Vietnam, North Korea, and Cuba wouldn't exist and be so cruel if the book wasn't published.

Supreme example of the insolence in German academia of the 19th century. Edgy. Self-righteous. Not applicable to reality.

7 Glenn Beck
8 L. Ron Hubbard Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (March 13, 1911 – January 24, 1986) was an American author of science fiction and fantasy stories who founded the Church of Scientology. In 1950, Hubbard authored Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and established a series of organizations to promote Dianetics... read more

To be frank, I view the Church of Scientology through the same lens I view the Branch Davidians, and I even reckon that the Scientologists have killed their fair share of people to boot. Plus, their influence on mainstream entertainment is remarkably immoral. Hubbard is to be directly blamed for all of it, and he did it for fun. Obviously, he was not as harmful of a man as Hitler, Stalin, Mao, etc., but he was nearly as wretched.

Wrote terrible sci-fi novels, then made one of his sci-fi novels into a terrible religion.

9 Ann Coulter Ann Hart Coulter is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, and lawyer.

Only those who are mindless fat rednecks wouldn't include her on this list.

10 Charles Darwin Charles Robert Darwin ( 12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary biology. His proposition that all species of life have descended from a common ancestor is now widely accepted and considered a fundamental... read more
The Contenders
11 Ayn Rand

She didn't seem particularly intelligent, to put it lightly.

She's definitely the unrestrained id of Capitalism.

12 Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He was the first African-American president of the United States... read more
13 Alex Jones Alexander Emric Jones is an American radio show host and conspiracy theorist. He hosts The Alex Jones Show from Austin, Texas, which airs on the Genesis Communications Network across the United States and online.
14 Thomas Dixon Jr.
15 Rachel Renée Russell

We have different opinions, and this is how the real-world works. You are entitled to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to bash others' thoughts or force your opinion into our minds. I'm sorry to say this, but Rachel Renée Russell is one of the most terrible authors and isn't a very good person. We have the right to state opinions, and I'm sorry to say this.

I have evidence. That's right, facts and lists don't care about your feelings, so you go get a life.

I really don't like her, and Dork Diaries is her worst series ever.

16 Marquis de Sade
17 Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician, diplomat, and former lawyer who served as the 67th United States secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, as a United States senator representing New York from 2001 to 2009, and as first lady of the United States from 1993... read more
18 Niccolò Machiavelli
19 J.K. Rowling Joanne Rowling, CH, OBE, FRSL, FRCPE, writing under the pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, philanthropist, film and television producer and screenwriter best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series.

I believe prose doesn't get the same pass as other forms of media such as visual entertainment when it comes to enjoying the kids/family genre as an adult. The reason I believe that is because the visual medium is digestible and understandable for life, whereas prose is inevitably outgrown. Most adults simply don't find much worth in immature writing. Somehow, Harry Potter as a franchise has infected the minds of countless millennials and older zoomers and its effects last a lifetime. Since I didn't grow up with Harry Potter (the series simply never intrigued me), I don't experience any nostalgia for the novels or movies. I think so-called "Harry Potter adults" are experiencing the series through rose-tinted glasses, because what Harry Potter, as a story, is nothing more than a power fantasy. Never before or since have I personally been taken aback by the sheer selfishness of a wish-fulfillment story, and the Wizarding World basically mirrors the world of Muggles in its hierarchical nature, rampant consumerism, and harsh social expectations. It provides no sort of wish fulfillment outside of casting spells and encountering unusual creatures, and frankly, I believe that makes it lazy. Beyond specific enemies such as Voldemort, Harry and crew don't take on much adversity. The protagonists don't strive to change the world for the better and seem more concerned with personal matters. At least Batman recognized that violent crime is the root problem behind his parents' deaths.

It's no surprise that J. K. Rowling has only continued to prove herself a pretty useless public figure with her nauseating worldview. Whether it be her status as transphobe number one or the suspiciously racially coded aspects of the Harry Potter series, Rowling only makes her wild, rags-to-super-riches success seem all the more implausible, as if her novels became bestsellers on a complete fluke.

At the risk of sounding childish in the eyes of many curmudgeonly, try-hard... more

20 Rush Limbaugh Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (January 12, 1951 – February 17, 2021) was an American radio personality, conservative political commentator, author, and television show host. He was best known as the host of his radio show The Rush Limbaugh Show, which was nationally syndicated on AM and FM radio stations... read more
21 James Patterson James Brendan Patterson is an American author and philanthropist. Among his works are the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Private series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and romance novels.

He is literally an idiot to write such illicit novels like Maximum Ride and Murder Suspect whatnot. I hate him.

22 Aleister Crowley Aleister Crowley was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He founded the religion of Thelema, identifying himself as the prophet entrusted with guiding humanity into the Æon of Horus in the early 20th century.
23 Mao Zedong Mao Zedong, also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung and commonly referred to as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he governed as Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949, until his death in 1976... read more
24 George R. R. Martin George Raymond Richard Martin (born George Raymond Martin), also known as George R. R. Martin, is an American author known for his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, which was later adapted into the famous HBO series Game of Thrones.

Martin is simply overrated. All high fantasy authors owe the majority of their inspiration to Tolkien, but George seems to be more concerned with being a Tolkien tribute act than cultivating an identity of his own. Yet another pop culture author who verifies the belief that mainstream entertainment is often shallow and unchallenging.

"If I were really cynical, I would start some medieval sword and sorcery thing, say it's a trilogy, then keep writing it for the rest of my life." -George R. R. Martin, 1981

Doesn't matter how many Rs you add to your name, if you write content that is exploitative and does nothing to bring recognition or compassion to the evils of war, you are still just a person who has contributed nothing towards the betterment of society. His popularity and lack of legitimate commentary just goes to show how disturbing human fascination can be.

25 William Luther Pierce
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