I have been asked to explain my definition of 'bad books'. But let's first look at 'good books'.
I found this quote by Salman Rushdie:
Justice- the administerings of deserved punishment.
And here is a book to illustrate the other meaning of justice- moral rightness.
Harper Lee was not prepared for the popularity of this book and shied away from the publicity. Now, at 88, she lives in assisted living, where she is wheelchair bound, partially deaf and blind and has memory loss. But the justice, or moral rightness, of her book will live on forever.
Interesting to note that her father was a lawyer who had defended 2 black men accused of murdering a white storekeeper. Both men, father and son, were hanged.
Also interesting to note that the author's first name is Nelle (her grandmother's name spelled backwards). But she thought that name would cause some confusion so she eliminated it. In spite of further writing, this author has not published another book. Why? To quote Harper Lee, "I have said what I wanted to say and I will not say it again".
So, people who believe that you get what you deserve, or, better yet, wish that were true, enjoy books devoted to 'justice'.
That doesn't reflect my view of the world. I observe that 'rain falls on the just and the unjust'.