Booking Through Thursday

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 was going to say that this haven’t happenend to me but it has, sort of. One of my favourite authors is Lois McMaster Bujold: I adore the space opera Vorkosigan saga, I like a lot her fantasy Chalion books, but I just couldn’t get exited about the Sharing Knife books. Mostly, it’s because they are really a couple of romance books set in a fantasy setting and I don’t really care for the start of a romance* as the main “plot” and the age difference between the two characters was just too much for me. However, I haven’t abandoned Bujold. The books were otherwise well written and I have high hopes that the next book will be even better for me because the previous “romancers” should be now an established couple and I generally enjoy reading about those.

Of course, I’ve been disappointed before by authors but I don’t really think of those as the author becoming worse but me become more discerning reader. Eddings and Salvatore pop to mind as those writers where I just suddenly realized that I’ve outgrown their stuff. I’m not going read them anymore.

*which is apparently today the end-all and be-all of romance. Even though I should know better I can’t help but to wonder what sort of relationships the poor authors are/were in or maybe their poor SOs…

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