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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    You realize, good sir, that there's only one thing an honourable man can do in such a situation? You'll be hearing from my seconds.

    Now, now. We’ll just tie a line across the waist and let you have at it with fair blows.

    What? I’m fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    me either

    obrian falls into the unreadable pretentious over written drek category
    Much as I hate to agree with you, I do. Stand by for incoming fire.


    I'm reading James Comey at the moment, is that fiction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    Much as I hate to agree with you, I do. Stand by for incoming fire.


    I'm reading James Comey at the moment, is that fiction?
    Is this in the fiction category?

    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    me either

    obrian falls into the unreadable pretentious over written drek category
    One more post against Patrick O'Brian and I'll be forced to close this thread!!!
    The nerve! Speaking out against one of the finest novelists of all time.
    I'll be proud to stand as Keith's second. Cutlass or pistol, sir?
    Or perhaps you can throw bottles of hair conditioner at each other. I've heard they're dangerous.
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    There was a Peter Beagle story where they fought a duel with bad poetry.
    "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations,
    for nature cannot be fooled."

    Richard Feynman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    Is this in the fiction category?

    It's certainly in the "trashy" category
    I rather be an American than a Republican.

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    Where does Stephen King figure into the OP?
    Nosce te ipsum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dryfoot View Post
    Where does Stephen King figure into the OP?
    Good spotting. He is the perfect Trashy Novelist. I really don’t like him, even as a hoot.
    ‘Rubbish!’ he always said. ‘It’s just a story about rabbits.’”

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    BREAKING NEWS:
    Thomas Harris, author of "Red Dragon" and "Silence Of The Lambs" has his first book in 13 years coming out next month.

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    ^ vanity of vanities...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sobell View Post
    Know that trashy novels can make lotsa money? Yes, I know. I don't read them, but I believe they do have to be reasonably well written to sell well.
    They really don't. Once an author has made a name for him/herself, they can either continue to write well or get lazy and leave the writing to others in their stable of writers. They find a balance of doing just enough to keep readers happy. It gets to the point with writers like Stuart Woods and Jack Higgins where even my limited intelligence is offended and I give up on them.
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    "Jack Higgins" (Henry Patterson) qualifies for your list of trashy writers, eh?

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    Christopher Moore is the grown up version of how I saw myself in Middle School.

    I envy him for that.

    As for O’Brien... I fizzled out around book 14-15. The stories seemed more contrived and the ships got magically faster as the books went on.

    ...but Villiers... mmmm, she’s trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donn View Post
    "Jack Higgins" (Henry Patterson) qualifies for your list of trashy writers, eh?
    His first books were great, but as time went on, book after book, the plot was basically the same with a different bad guy and a lot of useless 'filler' thrown in.
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    I just dropped by to nominate Dan Brown as the King of Krap.

    What are you doing about it?




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    Barb and I will let you know when our novels are published and we're making big $$$$$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Orca View Post
    I just dropped by to nominate Dan Brown as the King of Krap.
    Again, the first book was intriguing. After that, they were all the same.
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