BTT: After the Honeymoon

This week's question from BTT (suggested by Chris):

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?

Robin Cook. That's the first name that came to my mind. I fell in love with his medical thrillers a few years ago when I read Fever. But once the novelty of his style wore off, I started asking myself why I wanted to read thrillers that sounded like biology textbooks. It's been a while since I read one of his books but I haven't completely given up his books yet. Maybe someday I'll go back and read one of his older books.

Robert Ludlum is another author I felt this way about. I loved The Icarus Agenda, liked The Bourne Identity to some extent and started getting tired of his cloak-and-dagger style by the time I read The Matlock Paper. But it was later, when I read The Road to Gandolfo/Omaha that I really got annoyed with him. Like in the case of Cook, I haven't completely given up, but it will take a lot of convincing before I read his books again.


Chris said...

I haven't read Robin Cook but I did hear Fever was good.

gautami tripathy said...

I think I agree with the Biology text book bit! I loved Fever, Coma, and Brain. Rest I don't remember. After The Gandolfo one, I gave up on Ludlum.

And Nithin, if I may ask, where do you live in India?

Would you like to do another meme? Check my previous post. If yes, I will link you!

heather (errantdreams) said...

There are definitely books that seem good because they're new and interesting, but don't seem nearly as good once you're more familiar with other work in the genre.

I rarely read enough books by an author to truly fall out of love with them, though. I guess I'm kind of fickle in my reading habits. :)

Nithin said...

@chris: I have always felt that Fever was his best work. But now that I've stopped liking his style, I'm not sure if I'll enjoy it as much as I did when I first read it.

@gautami: Of course you may. :-) I'm from Kerala. About the non-fiction meme, sure. I like doing memes too much to want to miss one even though it's about non-fiction, which I hardly ever read. ;-)

@heather: I usually stick to an author if I like their books, which is probably why I fall out of love with them so often. :-)

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