I'm not sure if my expectations were too high, but I was in a bit of a funk and wanted to read outside of my normal Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre.

So I grabbed a book by Robert Ludlum, the guy who wrote The Bourne Identity.

Anyways, grabbed his book The Prometheus Deception.

Anyways, the story isn't bad. But what gets me are the 'info dumps'.

The book is full of them. So much so that I'm distracted by them.

I'm about half way through the book, will probably finish this weekend. But overall i'm kinda disappointed. The story is good but the writing isn't what I thought it'd be.

So I thought I'd ask you guys, what big named authors disappointed you?

Also, another part of me is wondering if its my fault.
Did I just set my expectations too high and there was no where to go but down?

Was this the case for you?

Why do you think you were disappointed with your Author in question?