Thursday, February 14, 2008

Booking Through Thursday - After the Honeymoon

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 can't really say that there has been an author who completely turned me away, but there have been some with whose work I have become quite bored. I read three books by Dan Brown and have no desire to read more. If I were somewhere and his were the only books available, I might pick them up. Another author in that same category would be John Grisham. I read several of his early novels and then just stopped. I think we have a couple in the house that I haven't read, but I have no need to go find them. Far more likely is for an author to turn me off during the first read and leave me with no need to search out more titles (e.g., Sue Grafton, Tony Hillerman).

1 comment:

Literary Feline said...

I think in the end that is what it comes down to for me too--boredom. Once an author begins to bore me and I stop caring about the characters and the story, I have no interest in going on.