Most Overrated Writers

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Re: Most Overrated Writers

Postby Noizchild » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:27 pm

DrG2 wrote:
> Noizchild wrote:
> > E.L. James and Stephenie Meyer. Those count, right?
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> I don't think many people rate them highly, so probably not.

But they are quite popular for now.
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Re: Most Overrated Writers

Postby ostarella » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:15 am

wdarcy wrote:
> I love Dickens and re-read his novels often.
> --Warren

I do love Dickens - but the last few years my concentration has gone downhill so I have to "prepare" myself, as it were. (Strangely, I don't have that problem with my writing, just my reading. :? )
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Re: Most Overrated Writers

Postby DragonRhapsody » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:44 pm

I have read about 2 chapters of 3 different Dicken's novels. My husband loves Dickens. I am not a fan. Even Jane Austen is very challenging for me to read - I think I read about 2 pages before I forgot what the hell was going on an put the book down and moved on.

I'm a huge fan of young adult novels, because of pacing, magic and interesting characters. Not all YA novels are that way, and honestly, being a homeschooling mom of 3 boys means I don't get a lot of downtime to "get into" a book. If you can't entertain me or hook me in in the first two chapters, I'm out. I don't have time for poor world building, crappy characters and info dumping word vomit.

That being said, my all time disliked novels are the Twilight series (I pulled them from our free little-library and shredded them) and the 50 Shades of Grey nonsense. (Don't get me wrong, I'm not opposed to BDSM, I'm opposed to emotional abuse and men who don't take consent seriously).

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Re: Most Overrated Writers

Postby LadySeshiiria » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:07 pm

RobTheThird wrote:
> Being successful isn't always about being the best. Sometimes, it's about
> being in tune with what the market wants.
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> It's sort of like Britney Spears. Not everyone likes her. Hell, a lot of
> people make fun of her. But she's earned tens of millions of dollars being
> Britney Spears.
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> If that's overrated, or failure, I'll take that.
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> That's why I rarely participate in these kinds of discussions. They're not
> invalid. I just don't feel that way.
I have to seriously agree with that. If you are asking a question more in line with authors we don't like, I'd have to say Stephanie Meyers Twilight Series. I can't do vampires, and juvenile writing. Made it in a page in and tossed it. Its all about peoples tastes, what works for one may not work for another. For me I could tell by how she wrote her voice/style that I wasn't going to be interested.

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Re: Most Overrated Writers

Postby ostarella » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:18 pm

And of course, it depends on what the reader is in the mood for at any given time. I will read dang near anything, depending on available time and mood. My choice of genres may remain fairly constant, but it's never been set in stone. And let's be honest, every "good" writer has written some crap, and every "crap" writer has written some good.
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Re: Most Overrated Writers

Postby Gonzalez_M » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:23 am

For me, it's Michael Chabon.

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