Can't get past the page 9 of Anathem by Neal Stephenon. I really wanted to. Neal, sci-fi, philosophy, math - all sounds very interesting, but the writing is just too bad. Here is the sample paragraph:
"I'd been using my sphere as a stool. I traced counterclockwise circles on it with my fingertips and it shrank until I could palm it. My bolt had shifted while I'd been sitting. I pulled it up and yanked the pleats straight as I careered around tables, chairs, globes, and slow-moving fraas. I passed under a stone arch into Scriptorium"
Similar issues with The children Of The Sky by Vernor Virge.
Where the heck are the editors?