Hmmm, codes, angels, and deomons, huh? Nope, can’t imagine who you might be talking about. . .but I agree, I don’t like the way he writes, either.
I think what many overlook is that there are reader writers, and writer writers. Reader writers always get the praise from Joe Public, and it’s right that they do. Reader writers are generally the ones who write lasting novels because, in the long run, it’s character and story we remember, not plot, and not fancy phrases.
Writer writers are loved by other writers, sometimes by editors, but not as much by Joe Public. Writer writers do tend to win most of the bigger prizes, which may make up for not winning Joe Public, but they generally get talked about more than they actually get read.
And if you can make sense of this post, you’re psychic. I know what I was thinking, but I’m not real sure what I was writing.