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PostSubject: Which author started out good and has declined since?   Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:09 pm

Well, since the question I posted in Prose concerning writer's apathy met with thundering indifference Rolling Eyes I will try with this one:

Which author(s) who has been around for a number of years started out writing outstanding novels and then, over the last few years, seems to be "mailing it in"? You know the ones. It seems that every novel they come out with now is a rehash of their past stories. We still buy their books out of habit, and are continually disappointed at the mediocrity of their latest work.

For myself two of the biggest offenders are Stephen King and Joseph Wambaugh. What are your thoughts on this?
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PostSubject: Re: Which author started out good and has declined since?   Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:58 pm

Dean Koontz.

I am so dissapointed with his recent few novels. "The Husband." "The Good Guy." I haven't even read or bought "The Darkest Evening of the Year." and that, for me anyway, says A LOT. The last two books in the Odd Thomas series were also a ginormous let down. I'll even go so far to say that "Brother Odd" sucked.

I think though, that Koontz problem developed when he changed publishers. I think he might have taken on too big of a contract.

"Your Heart Belongs to Me." Is his newest book, it's out in hardcover now. I am actually looking forward to this one. Someone told me that they didn't like it because it didn't end as upbeat as his other novels. I was like "oooohhhh, Koontz went back to the dark side..." *drool*
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PostSubject: Re: Which author started out good and has declined since?   Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:49 pm

I started "Darkest Evening of the Year" my first Dean Kootz book. It seems pretty cool ... but maybe I"m not used to his original style.

Which author, in my opinon? hmm, that will take some work!
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PostSubject: Re: Which author started out good and has declined since?   Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:39 pm

Well, in my personal opinion, Amy Tan has declined. Her latest work - "Saving Fish from Drowning" - didn't convince me at all. I liked her early novels much better.

Also, Helen Fielding. I loved "Bridget Jones", but what she has produced since gave me the feeling that she may already have run out of ideas.

To name an older example: Jane Austen's early work is fantastic - I know parts of "P&P" and "S&S" by heart, but her later novels didn't appeal to me that much. I already fought with "Emma", and I can't seem to make it through "Northanger Abbey" (I've tried four times).

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