Cath suggested this post in her comment on our post Slapped With a Wet Fish, and admitted to throwing Tim Winton’s The Riders across the room in frustration at its ending, so we have named it in her honour. Gert is more a ranter than a thrower, but here’s our list of eligibles:
Salman Rushdie The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Dona Tartt The Secret History
Kingsley Amis Jake’s Thing
Malcolm Knox The Wonder Lover
Elizabeth Gilbert Eat Pray Love
Iris Murdoch’s last book, Jackson’s Dilemma, might have made the list had we not subsequently learned that Iris was suffering from dementia when she wrote it. We did think at the time that there was something very wrong.
We know many of you are kind-hearted souls who prefer not to carp, but for the light-minded and frivolous among you, here’s a chance to add your favourite throwables to the list.