The nominees for the public’s list of the 50 worst reads are in at The Independent. From Herman Melville to J K Rowling, Elias Canetti to James Joyce, somebody out there hates them. A special thank you to Andrew Brown for calling Paulo Coelho to account: “For a noble plant to finish up as a lump of coincidence-ridden, idiotic claptrap masquerading as deep thought is truly unnecessarily tragic.”