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Old 03-28-2010, 02:23 PM   #65
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Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
Stephanie Meyers has clearly found a market sector (teenage girls) that she knows how to write for, and is highly successful at it. It's not great literature, but it's not intended to be. I think personally that we should be encouraging the success of authors, rather than denigrating them because what they write doesn't come up to some imaginary "quality standard".
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Yes, I always feel inadequate when I see people write stuff about a book I really enjoyed being drivel and awful writing. I guess I'm just an uneducated ruffian that doesn't know when a book is bad. Although I guess I'll have to be ok with it.

BOb

(sorry this got a bit off topic.)
I'd recommend to both of you to give Meyers a read. I had completely dismissed Rowling when her books first came out, but finally read one and was VERY pleasantly surprised! I decided to give Meyers an equal chance... the writing is just incredibly bad!
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