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Old 06-06-2020, 01:44 PM   #24
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Another example of cheating is the large number of new books by dead authors, or even live authors hiring ghost writers, such as James Patterson. This is terribly dishonest.
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Appropos of which, Patterson is actually honest with his ghost written stories... What his fans (and they are legion) need to look out for is the day when he goes all TOM CLANCY and sells off his name so that JAMES PATTERSON and XXXX becomes JAMES PATTERSON'S YYYYY BY XXXXXX.
I'm not a fan of either. I have never read a book by Patterson or Clancy. I really would prefer they don't turn their names into brands. But if they are going to do it, at least both seem honest. Even things like Tom Clancy's Op Center or Tom Clancy's Net Force credit the actual author*

Now V.C. Andrews, who died in 1985 but has continued to put out V.C. Andrews books, that's dishonest.

*There was a regrettable time where there was a Tom Clancy 'house name' David Michaels. The 'Tom Clancy's' brand didn't start that way and it's not that way now.

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