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Changes after hitting the best seller lists
 
I would like to know if there is anyone else who feels cheated when an author (the two most recent that come to my mind are Grimes and P.D. James), writes a bunch of books with the same characters who you the reader come to think of as friends and then the author finally hits the best seller list and their books become way too long and serious. That is not to say the books aren't good they just lose their original flavor. Yes I understand from a writer's point of view the need to do this but I don't think it is fair to the reader base they built on the way up.

  • I agree with you to some extent... by Dragon Slayer - Oct 27, 97 (#1 of 28)
  • Let's face it-- Patricia Cornwell bit off more... by Barbara Wrobel - Oct 27, 97 (#2 of 28)
  • Sorry to the person complaining about Dorothy... by Barbara Wale - Nov 11, 97 (#3 of 28)
  • Barbara Hi... by Fran Hinkel - Nov 12, 97 (#4 of 28)
  • Fran Sorry,didn't mean to insult you... by Barbara Wale - Nov 13, 97 (#5 of 28)
  • Barbara, Hi... by Fran Hinkel - Nov 14, 97 (#6 of 28)
  • I too was put off by a change in PC's books... by Liz Links - Dec 11, 97 (#7 of 28)
  • I don't know if I can say I feel cheated but I... by Joan Stitz - Jan 18, 98 (#8 of 28)
  • I thought I was lazy because I had to check out... by Nancy Howard - Jan 24, 98 (#9 of 28)
  • Hornets Nest truly bothered me... by Stephanie A. Hochuli - Feb 22, 98 (#10 of 28)
  • I love Grimes books that are set in Emgalnd, I am... by Mary - Apr 13, 98 (#11 of 28)
  • I have just read The Hornet's Nest... by Calsha - Sep 6, 98 (#12 of 28)
  • But wouldn't you agree that even with the very... by P Marlowe - Sep 6, 98 (#13 of 28)
  • Perhaps what Mary is trying to say is "why fix... by Sandra Woodman - Sep 30, 98 (#14 of 28)
  • I think the real problem is too many writers get... by stikeforce - Nov 5, 98 (#15 of 28)
  • I agree with most of you re authors who change... by Joanne - Dec 2, 98 (#16 of 28)
  • I believe Road to Gandolfo was one of Ludlams... by Julie Kelley - Dec 19, 98 (#17 of 28)
  • This may be a tad late, but a friend in the... by Emily Wood - Feb 1, 99 (#18 of 28)
  • Greed comes to mind. by P Marlowe - Feb 3, 99 (#19 of 28)
  • Talk about feeling cheated... by dcook - May 31, 99 (#20 of 28)
  • Four authors come to mind when you talk about... by Marinelle Carter - Jun 28, 99 (#21 of 28)
  • I have found that some writers continue past the... by Norma McBeath - Jun 24, 00 (#22 of 28)
  • Another example is James Patterson... by Diana Gotsch - Jun 30, 00 (#23 of 28)
  • Any thoughts on Tony Hillerman and his work? by Stan - Sep 23, 02 (#24 of 28)
  • Hi everyone, let me begin be saying I just found... by CHRIS SMILEY - Oct 11, 02 (#25 of 28)
  • What bothers me more is when authors hit it big... by Ann Louise - Feb 23, 03 (#26 of 28)
  • I absolutely hated Hornet's Nest and think Kathy... by Julie Zoller - Sep 22, 03 (#27 of 28)
  • I also just stumbled on this 'conversation'... by jerri crapo - Oct 27, 03 (#28 of 28)

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