Meme: "What authors have you given up on for good? And why?"
For me, David Eddings, Anne McCaffrey and Terry Goodkind. Some of their books I can read, but it's only the ones I've read before. And only one at a time. Other than that, they make me want to smack them. There's just something about the writing style, particularly in their later novels, that bugs the crap out of me. It's not as cardboard as Dan Brown, but it's certainly not what I'm looking for.