Mandricardo, Lin Carter

I found this book on my bus. I turned it in, and got it back a couple weeks later. No one claimed it. Huh. Apparently, some folks regard Carter quite highly and I think he's relatively well-known in fantasy circles. However, this book is full of the worst writing I've ever laid my eyes on, and I've read Louis L'Amour. At least L'Amour's stories are decent; this story is boring. The book is also full of stupid names and colloquial writing that really annoyed me. Here's a sample sentence, found at the end of a chapter:

And it was time for everybody to get back aboard the Magic Flying Carpet and get back to Bongozinga, or do I mean Zingobonga?