Booking Through Thursday, February 14, 2008


 A Weekly Meme Hosted by Booking Through Thursday 


This question comes from Chris:
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?
Hmmmm. Well, yes. I was a huge fan of Anita Blake up until book 10. Actually I read the series back to back twice, which I had never done before. For the next year or so I was obsessed with these books. The sequels came out and so much had changed that it was disheartening to say the least. I was even on the message forums at Hamilton's website. I became so disappointed with each new book I decided to stop and had no interest reading further into the series, because the change of characters was starting to ruin the memories I had of the good times with the series. I haven't read the last two books now, and don't really want to. I could be lured back but only if sooo much was changed, which I doubt will happen.

4 comments:

Chris said...

I've heard that before from other about Anita Blake although I haven't read them.

Literary Feline said...

I still read the series. I'm still invested in the characters. Just the same, I do understand what you mean. I have the same issue with Patricia Cornwell's books and have given up reading her. I may try her again someday, but it will take a lot of convincing.

Tia Nevitt said...

One author, who I'll leave unnamed, dedicated part of his novel--the fourth novel I read by that author--to ill-disguised rantings on Christianity. I set the book aside and never picked up another of his books again. I wasn't even a church-goer at the time. However, it bothered me when he yanked me out of the story to bludgeon me with his opinions.

trish said...

I used the same example of the Anita Blake series, though I'll probably continue reading it. I don't look forward to it anymore though. :-(