Here’s something for Valentine’s Day.
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 think I've fallen out of love with Lilian Jackson Braun's Cat Who ... series. The earlier books are a lot of fun, and I found I wanted to spend time in Pickaxe, finding out what the characters had been up to. The murders were almost incidental, but that was okay. But I really didn't like her last book. It felt rushed, and wrong. The characters did things that were, well, out of character. And not in a good, story-moving way. I'll probably read the next one, because I have a weakness for Siamese cats, but I don't expect the same from the relationship.
Other than that ... the only other author I can think of, that I've fallen out of love with a little bit, is Marian Keyes. And she's nearly the only chick-lit author I read on a regular basis now. Her last Walsh sisters novel, Anybody Out There, was good, and sad; and it was nice to see Anna grown up, but I really didn't like what she did with Rachel (Rachel's Holiday) and Claire (Watermelon) who went from strong, funny women in their own stories to sidelined cliches.
That's all I can think of for now. Oh! James Patterson maybe. And Jeffrey Deaver a little bit.
That's really all.
I mean it this time.