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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Booking through Thursday - after the honeymoon


I haven't been posting much lately so I decided to answer BTT's question (suggested by Chris at book-a-rama):

Have you ever fallen out of love with a favorite author? Was the last book you read by the author so bad, you broke up with them and haven’t read their work since? Could they ever lure you back?


I had no trouble coming up with an immediate response to this one - Patricia Cornwell. And as I'm thinking that my eyes go to a post in my Google reader by Fausti who took the words right out of my mouth. For so long I would avidly await Patricia Cornwell's next Kay Scarpetta novel. Even when they got really silly (Benton: dead or alive?) I remained a loyal reader and plodded through, sometimes yelling at the book while reading. But no more. There are just too many books I want to read (and not enough hours in the day) to torture myself and force myself to read a bad book by a once enjoyable author.




11 comments:

Baila said...
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Baila said...

Jodi Picoult comes to mind. Tenth Circle was awful. I did read her next book, Nineteen Minutes which was a bit better.

Anytime an author starts churnin' 'em out, year after year, they start becoming b-o-r-i-n-g. The only exception for me is Daniel Silva and his Gabriel Allon thriller series. Gabriel is my hero!

Table Talk said...

Oh yes, Cornwall is definitely one for my list as well. I read the first ones avidly, but then she became so 'miserable' and 'poor me'. Dark I can deal with but miserable just makes me feel bad.

cj said...

I'm sorry to hear that about Cornwell. I stopped with the book before Black Notice (I think that's the name) but not because I didn't enjoy her books. I just lost track of her.

cjh

JMC said...

Oh, my gosh, I SO agree! The last Scarpetta novel I read, I wondered how it was they were getting so bad. I used to really enjoy them.

Chris said...

Sometimes you just have to break it off ;)

gautami tripathy said...

I agree. Scarpetta just got bad to worse. I simply wanted throw the Cornwell books!

My BTT post!

heather (errantdreams) said...

Seeing your post makes me glad I tend to read only a few books by most authors I encounter, and rarely devour an entire series. It would be so disappointing to see a series I loved go downhill.

Melanie said...

I can completely agree with you on Cornwall. it's actually been so long since i read her that i had forgotten why i stopped until now.

Jack said...

James Patterson.

Literary Feline said...

Patricia Cornwell is one of the authors that lost my heart a few years ago. I ate up her earlier books, but then the quality of her writing started suffering. I stopped caring about the characters.