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Monday, March 5, 2012

Question about reading authors you don't want to...

Is there an author out there that you really do not want to read because of how popular they are or any other reason in the world, but then one day you hear about this great book and decide to read it only to find out it is that author? Would you read it anyways knowing you are cheating on yourself or knowing you may be stepping into a literary trap for disappointment? I feel that way with Nicholas Sparks. I read a few books years ago, saw some of the movies and believe his only goal in life is to make people cry and always to kill off characters. I quit reading him completely. This past weekend I saw a trailer for a movie and thought “OMG that looks really good and I like the actor.” Sadly, at the end it showed that it is a Nicholas Sparks novel. So now I am cheating on myself reading The Lucky One knowing that I am probably opening myself up for tears, possible death, and maybe a dreary ending.

1 comment:

  1. YES!!!! I saw the cover on Goodreads and thought - OOHHH a love story!! Then a milisecond later I saw, by Nicolas Sparks, and said aaawe. He's such a great writer and I wish I was in his writing group so I could say, "Nick, don't do it. Don't rip them apart, give us a happy ending - just this once?" LOL!

    I just read the novel blurb, grab your kleenex! "...the secret he is keeping will soon threaten to tear them apart—destroying not only their love, but also their lives."