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Old 04-11-2013, 03:32 AM   #31
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Patricia Cornwell's books featuring Kay Scarpetta.
The first half dozen are good. After that they get progressively worse until they're completely unreadable, in my view.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:27 AM   #32
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How about Sherlock Holmes (Holmes and Watson)?

You could try a Study in Scarlet and participate in the MR Book Club; kill two birds with one stone.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:34 PM   #33
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The first half dozen are good. After that they get progressively worse until they're completely unreadable, in my view.
When the werewolf, Loup Garou, appears, close the book and never, ever read another word Cornwell wrote. It's pretty much that simple.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:44 PM   #34
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When the werewolf, Loup Garou, appears, close the book and never, ever read another word Cornwell wrote. It's pretty much that simple.
I agree with you entirely. Goodness only knows what made her decide to change her writing style, but whatever it was, the result was a disaster.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:28 PM   #35
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When the werewolf, Loup Garou, appears, close the book and never, ever read another word Cornwell wrote. It's pretty much that simple.
I persevered, and finally gave up on the second to last one published, but kind of wished I hadn't bothered. They got progressively downbeat and thus rather tedious.

I also think her other series are awful (Winston Garano and Andy Brazil) and I just couldn't read them, almost from the beginning.
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When the werewolf, Loup Garou, appears, close the book and never, ever read another word Cornwell wrote. It's pretty much that simple.
I think I remember him. A former neighbor of mine (now deceased) got me started on her books by loaning a couple of them to me. I enjoyed those I've read, though I am certain I haven't read all of them.
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Maybe with her personal life back on track she can get back to a style that she used early in the series. I did enjoy reading the first few.
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The first half dozen are good. After that they get progressively worse until they're completely unreadable, in my view.
I gave up after reading the first four. They started to become contrived.
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I gave up after reading the first four. They started to become contrived.
It's when she switched to writing in the present tense that I finally gave up on her. I find it completely unreadable for a novel.
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