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Kieran_Obrien
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Re: Who is an author everybody seems to love and you can't stand

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Bok48 wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 09:18
That would be J.k Rowling.I can't imagine an individual reading all the series in a row because it is voluminous.
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As someone who has done this several times I fail to understand your reasoning. You dont like JK Rowling because she wrote a lot? (Which isnt even all that accurate)

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Honeybeetle wrote:
20 Jan 2018, 01:44
Patrick Rothfuss owes me the eight hours of my life back that I spent slogging a quarter of the way through The Name of the Wind before I gave up on it. What an obnoxious wish-fulfillment fantasy that doorstop is! I can't for the life of me understand why his work is so highly praised.
I love this so much! I've never read Patrick Rothfuss, but I've read a few books that left me feeling this way. I can't simply stop reading a book because I don't like it because I want to see if it gets better, but when you get to the point where there are only like one or two chapters left, and you're still looking for meaning in the endless black hole that was the book you were reading, you can't help but feel sick and cheated. You get done, close the book, and want to find the author so that you can slap them across the face with their waste of a tree.

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Kieran_Obrien wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 21:37
Bok48 wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 09:18
That would be J.k Rowling.I can't imagine an individual reading all the series in a row because it is voluminous.
Yours sincerely,
Bok48.
As someone who has done this several times I fail to understand your reasoning. You dont like JK Rowling because she wrote a lot? (Which isnt even all that accurate)
I agree. My kids were reading her books when they were eight. And that was on their own. They would come in and ask me about a weird English reference, or word (We're American), but Rowling was able to capture the imagination of just about every age, gender, and race. It's simple reading with a great message of friendship and perseverance. And the books are thick, but all are around 100k words. That's really not a lot. The Hunger Games had about 20k more words than The Sorcerer's Stone, but the book is like half the size. The publisher's made it large print so that kids could, more easily, read it.

Most of my favorite books are 250k words+ because I like really getting into the world the author creates. A two-hour read just doesn't do it for me, lol.

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Bandersnatch wrote:
05 Jan 2017, 10:58
moonshoes wrote:To be fair, it's really hard to top Agatha Christie, haha. Also, I hate it when a series of books is continued by another author. It almost never works out and only serves to make you dislike the auhor who continued the series.
Which is why Pat Rothfuss and George RR Martin really need to get their freak on lest the same thing happen to their series omg
ah! So true! I've been trying to find mysteries like Agatha Christie's for years, even posted recently on the recommendations forum, and got nothing! Sure, plenty of mysteries out there, but none like A.C.
I'm embarrassed to say I've never read an Agatha Christie book before. :c
I've wanted to for a long time but for some reason I still haven't which is a travesty, really.
Me either! I've been meaning to read her work for ages, but never seem to get around to it. Maybe it's finally time!

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R.R Martin, because he basically took the fantasy setting, added arbitrary and conceptual realism and people think he is genius because of that.
J.K Rowling because Harry Potter is grossly overrated and she still doesn't explain how guns cope with the magic in that world.
John Green because he is very repetitive, limited, but again, people still think he is some genius when hes average in a good day.
Stephen King because he produced some decent books in the past but his new stuff is painfully bad and just gets carried thanks to his fame. Just read The Bazaar of Bad Dreams so you can understand how bad Stephen King is nowadays. Or anything he wrote after 2000.
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The only author I've really disliked so far is Napoleon Hill, but he's only made a couple of self-help books, not actual literature..
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Kieran_Obrien wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 21:37
Bok48 wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 09:18
That would be J.k Rowling.I can't imagine an individual reading all the series in a row because it is voluminous.
Yours sincerely,
Bok48.
As someone who has done this several times I fail to understand your reasoning. You dont like JK Rowling because she wrote a lot? (Which isnt even all that accurate)
I would have to say without a doubt, H.P. Lovecraft. This guy was no forerunner or had no particular unique ideas. Now hold on, Cthulu fans—if you look, there were many others who have penned the idea of “the Old Ones” and similar stories of this nature, some dating to astonishing periods of time in the past, where superstition and fear ruled thought processes. Lovecraft’s writing style was like an iron curtain in its heaviness (some will call ‘atmosphere’), even for the time period he was writing in. And his abuse of flowery words and language is simply tedious to behold. Reading his work is like wading through molasses. I’m trying not to put in anything about his cowardly, strange and frankly, off-putting personal life. But I will say that as a therapist, it’s not surprising to me that he suffered from ichthyphobia (the fear of fish). Lovecraft has a go-to formula: a regular Joe somehow becomes lost in a-shocker!-seaside village. He is at a point seduced by a weird but irresistible woman-wherein Lovecraft is able to get a little raunchy and sexual (something he couldn’t be in his own life). Then of course, the crap hits the fan when watery horrors ensue, usually provoked by the seductress and her cult. I have always been underwhelmed by Lovecraft, but millions would slap me with a mackerel for saying it. Cthulu is a cool monster. Great for merchandising. But Mr. Lovecraft, in my humble opinion, was drippy (pardon the water pun) and lacked originality. Thanks!

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Neil Gaiman. It just doesn't click for me :( I keep on trying, it keeps leaving me cold.

Also I could rant about Ernest Cline forever. I don't feel bad about hating his stuff.

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the only author i really love so far is chinua achebe, most of his writings especially this one titled things fall apart make a great and reasonable sense in a different dimention.

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John Green. I’ve read a couple of his books, but just never thought that they were as amazing as everyone says they are.

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Stephanie Meyer. I'm one of those people who tends to avoid popular things for no better reason than they are popular. This is a very daft kink in my nature, and so I thought I'd at least give the books a fair chance before condemning them. After all, I didn't read Harry Potter for a long time until my grandmother nagged me into it and promptly got me hooked on the series, so I thought maybe it would be the same here.

Turned out to be the worst stuff I've ever read. I really hate giving up on a book - I'd rather push through to the bitter end, even if I'm not enjoying it - but in this case I had to admit defeat. I got about three quarters of the way through it, and then just donated it to my local charity shop.

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Danielle Steele. Her stories are interesting but her voice and style just rubs me the wrong way.

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I struggle with both Stephen King and Neil Gaiman because of how fanciful their work is sometimes. I have read a few Stephen King books but usually after someone has recommended them to me so not out of initial choice.

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George R R Martin is a huge one for me. I wanted to like his books, but I just hated all of his characters so much! I need to be able to root for at least 2 of the main bunch to enjoy a series and all the evil backstabbing just made me want slow deaths for everyone almost immediately. I can't do Twilight either. I can see little girls being into it when they get their first crush, but why someone over 10 would be able to stand Bella long enough to enjoy the series baffles me.

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Yes I felt that when I read Bharati Mukherjee. I think she is overrated.

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