Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - Tom Stoppard This was by far one of the worst books I have had the misfortune of reading. It tried to be funny, but misses by a mile; it was too juvenile for my tastes. The plot just dragged on, and it was too existential. I thought that because it was based on Hamlet that it would be a great literary piece, but it failed to even reach the level of the single worst line in Hamlet.