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Re: Are there any authors who you will never read again?

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Yes, there is one author. Stephanie Meyer. I tried reading Twilight but I was never able to get into the series because it was so boring for me.
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I think that would be Durjoy Datta. Not that his writing is bad or something. Just that i read two of his books and they both find kinda similar to me. So i understood that he takes a common plot line and changes characters and publishes them and girls love his cause he writes romance.
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After being severely disappointed by Tess of the d’Urbervilles, I’m having a difficult time building up the will to partake in other Thomas Hardy works. Also, 10 years after being wholly disappointed by the abrupt ending of The Firm, I haven’t had the courage to delve in to another John Grisham story, ha.
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M Zee wrote: 28 Oct 2018, 11:42 Oh yeah. I have a couple of authors that I won't read due to their behavior outside their writing. I don't like to support people who treat others badly (well documented bad behavior) anyway. Someone can be meh writer and I would support their work over someone who writes great but isn't a good person.
OMG yes so true! I have encountered such authors too and it really saddens me that they have the skill of a great writer but not the personality of a decent person. And I absolutely relate with you about reading a low performing book over a great book written by a person who isn't so great. :?
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Unless an author is actively donating money to causes I don't approve of I'm usually capable of divorcing them from their books, especially if they filter their unpleasant opinions through a character than the very narrative itself (or just leave said opinions out of it). I mean, I've enjoyed reading a bit of Lovecraft, and a lot of us have an idea what he was like as a person. :P

Style is definitely a bigger factor in turning me off a writer completely, but it's possible for the style itself to shift and evolve with time. I'm willing to give somebody a second shot if the concept seems interesting enough, provided the sample text isn't off-putting.
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Definitely, especially when the first book I read by the author does not appeal to me at all.
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Yeah. There is authors who I will avoid due to what they are like in real life or their writing style I can not stand.
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I do not think so... Usually when looking for more books I do not look at the author's names.
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flaming_quills wrote: 21 Apr 2019, 07:31 I don't think I'll ever read E L James again or Stephanie Meyer for that reason. I enjoyed the Twilight series when I was younger but looking back not I realise I just liked it because everyone else liked it and not because the writing was impeccable or the story was good. As for 50 shades, I didn't really like it. I only read it because everyone else was reading it and I didn't want to miss out.
At last I found someone just like me! I really didn't like the Twilight series. I gave up in the second book. Fifty shades of grey was meh too. I felt like there was no story. I would never read Nora Roberts too.
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One Way or Another by Mary J. Williams

The whole book was cliché and (barf) adolescent Mills and Boon romance.
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I think that would be Patricia Cornwell for me. I bought 4 of her books few years ago and I liked the description, but I found it very misleading. The books were boring and some of them had so much of technical stuff I felt like I'm reading an instruction manual.
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M Zee wrote: 28 Oct 2018, 11:42 Oh yeah. I have a couple of authors that I won't read due to their behavior outside their writing. I don't like to support people who treat others badly (well documented bad behavior) anyway. Someone can be meh writer and I would support their work over someone who writes great but isn't a good person.
I have a similar feeling about it. If I get to know something upsetting about the author in personal life, like disrespectful behavior or believes that are unacceptable for me (let's say the writer is a raging racist in his private), then I am simply not able to read him/her anymore. Probably it is not exactly correct to mix the two levels - professional and private - but it's just stronger than me. For example I have no respect for Hemingway even though I know he was a very good writer; simply because I love animals and any kind of cruelty against them breaks my heart - and knowing he loved bull fights is just killing me and I hate the guy.
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I've read a few books of Haruki Murakami when he was on top of his popularity. And because his books were everywhere in bookstores, I was sure there must be something in them. But all I felt was disapointment. I found them all boring and depressing. I didn't find anything in them that would make me come back to this author. Even though there used to be such a hype around him. So I'm pretty sure I'll not get back to reading him anymore.
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I read Norweigen Wood by haruki murakami and i dont think I'll ever be reading his books again.
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