Sigh. nothing wrong with a mediocre book. I finished two in the last week. the only problem with a mediocre book is when you're reading it at the same time as something insanely stunning.
Salieri's issues suddenly make so much more sense. Fabulous movie by the way.
The insanely stunning book is the new one by Gene Wolfe. I will not mention the mediocre ones in this post, in an attempt to not piss off people who thought they were the best things ever.
Another insanely stunning book is "Surely you're joking Dr Feynman", by the genius himself.