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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 11:22:07 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 20, 2012 11:44:50 AM PST
gypsyartist says:
The "F" word topic has been put to rest. As far as book-throwing, we all take out our frustrations out in different ways. Some with "F" words, others with book throwing, some with angry posts. After spending two days on one of Stuart Wood's latest books all I could feel was anger at myself for wasting 2 days of my time. The easiest way to forget about it is to find another book that you actually enjoy.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 1:26:54 PM PST
Joan Dunn says:
You are so right. Ms. James is not even worthy of the title of "writer".

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012 6:38:45 PM PST
Totally true. They are taking in the money with no effort at all. Used to be favorites, but now I don't even pick them up.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 5:00:28 AM PST
W. A. Welsh says:
You can't really equate the two. Grafton started out with a bang...her first 6-7 books quite good. But there are some writers who get better, and some who run out of gas. Unfortunately, Grafton was more of a Bentley than a VW. Evanovitch....well, she uses the language worse than the average college graduate (of the 35+generation). It's depressing.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 5:02:51 AM PST
W. A. Welsh says:
If you want fast and funny, read Robert Parker. He IS literate (was, rather), his characters have dimensions, (maybe not like Tony Hillerman or Lawrence Block), and his plotting was sometimes very good-sometimes ordinary, but the dialogue is as snappy, witty, and literate as any.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 5:05:05 AM PST
W. A. Welsh says:
And I'll bet they cost a lot less money, too.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 5:09:47 AM PST
W. A. Welsh says:
Pattinson's not ugly, he just has a look he cannot rid himself of, and it makes you want to go slap him upside the head. And he was actually OK in "Water for Elephants". But if he becomes a star, it'll all be manufactured.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 5:10:36 AM PST
W. A. Welsh says:
Why on earth did you bother to finish it?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 5:13:08 AM PST
W. A. Welsh says:
"Dunces" got a lot of mileage out of the fact that the author had committed suicide after writing one book. I tried to read it four times, got 75 pages. I found it very satisfying to burn it in a (legal) fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 5:15:08 AM PST
W. A. Welsh says:
agreed. A book that bad deserves to be thrown MUCH farther. Like down an old, dried-up well.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 5:45:06 AM PST
gypsyartist says:
I actually prefer Evanovitch and her boyfriends. Her books are a bit livelier.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 5:46:27 AM PST
gypsyartist says:
I too like Robert Parker.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 5:48:25 AM PST
gypsyartist says:
Pattinson may not be "ugly" but (per my granddaughter) he is not drop-dead gorgeous like the book describes. He does have a bizarre look - maybe they picked him because he does look like a vampire.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 5:51:42 AM PST
gypsyartist says:
I remember seeing Pattison for the first time on a Red Carpet. He always looks like he is scowling with a curled lip. I'm not sure if that is the image (bad boy?) he is trying to portray for his role or not. But, it really doesnt strike me as handsome.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 1:54:16 PM PST
gree says:
Regarding all the discussion about Pattinson: What keeps Pattinson from being handsome is his pale, drawn, too thin appearance. He looks unwell, like he has suffered a long debilitating illness. And the poutiness and messy hair do not help. That look may be right for some parts, but not a robust, sexy leading man. To me, Kristen also always looks pasty and angry and has short, clipped answers to questions at public appearances. Again, a suitable look for some roles, but not when posing in a gorgeous designer gown. The impression she gives is, "I am not happy to be here." I don't see their movies. This forum is about the worst book ever written. I didn't read the Twilight books, so maybe their looks were right for those roles?

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 2:09:22 PM PST
gypsyartist says:
According to my granddaughter who has read all of the books. They were not right for the roles. I too believe they may have been trying to look their vampire roles. I have never seen Pattinson smile. They are both very gray looking with no personality. This may be another case where the books are much better than the movies.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 6:19:03 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 7:32:35 AM PST
bianchi says:
Agree!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 7:33:04 AM PST
bianchi says:
Agree! Puke!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 7:33:54 AM PST
bianchi says:
I dont like any Stepen King books.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 7:34:16 AM PST
bianchi says:
One of many!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 7:34:58 AM PST
bianchi says:
Written for teens and preteens. Awful stuff.

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 12:13:31 PM PST
Anything by Kurt Vonnegut. Catch 22 was horrible.

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 5:14:28 PM PST
Steven says:
Eye of Argon should always be first on the list, but we tend to hate more the things that others love -- Twilight and 50 shades get bashed not just because they aren't liked, but also because they're popular. Eye of Argon is likely worse than all of them, but it's not well-loved, so it inspires less anger. ;)
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