Anyone who has followed some of my past blog posts has heard me mentioned corner books. A corner book is one that is so bad that you want to toss it into a corner and never have anything to do with again. More or less, you do not care if you ever finish it, it is that bad.
Now, since I came up with that term, I had joined the Sword and Laser discussion group over at Goodreads.com. To my surprise (well, not really), they had their own term for a book that cannot be finished. They called it a Lemmed book, stemming from one of the moderator’s inability to finish through Stanislaw Lem’s Memoirs Found in a Bathtub.
You would think that the two terms would be synonymous. I would argue that cornering a book is much worse than lemming one.