BTT: After the Honeymoon

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From Booking Through Thursday:

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?

I guess I'm lucky, because I haven't had this happen to me. In general, I've been able to avoid bad books with an amazing rate. I don't know how I do it, but it's been a while since I met with a really bad book. The Swarm was pretty bad, but that was a review copy and not my own pick, and I knew nothing about the author before I read the book.

I suppose the closest I get is the case of the Three Investigators. The original series was one of my biggest childhood favourites, all the boys on my class in elementary school (when I was about nine) read them, they were very popular in our small school library. I recently reread one of them, and still found it charming.

However, I then started to read the next series, Crimebusters, and that was just shocking. It was awful, they had ruined the whole thing. The characters were all different and so wrong. I don't think I finished the first book of the new series and never continued. So there I definitely fell out of love. Since they're children's books, there's no going back, either, but maybe I'll point my son to the original series once he's old enough...

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This page contains a single entry by Mikko published on February 14, 2008 8:27 AM.

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