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Old 02-15-2010, 01:24 PM   #941
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Just started "Cape Storm," by Racheal Caine, another series I love!
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:13 AM   #942
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Sadly, I am still on the 3rd book of the Twilight series "Eclipse". I am also reading George Carlins book "Napalm & Silly Putty".
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:51 AM   #943
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I got the entire Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and will be starting on the second book. I'm really enjoying these.
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Old 02-20-2010, 05:09 PM   #944
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:21 AM   #945
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I picked up Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson & Richard Dillalo. I am always suspicious of books that reek of an author selling his name to another author, so am curious of this (I cannot afford to buy the books I read; that is to say 3-7 a week, the library is my best friend). Sometimes an author takes over a series and does great at it. Sometimes, more often, the new author just cannot capture what the original did. Anyone have something to say on the subject?
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:24 AM   #946
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I picked up Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson & Richard Dillalo. I am always suspicious of books that reek of an author selling his name to another author, so am curious of this (I cannot afford to buy the books I read; that is to say 3-7 a week, the library is my best friend). Sometimes an author takes over a series and does great at it. Sometimes, more often, the new author just cannot capture what the original did. Anyone have something to say on the subject?
The only one's I've ever been happy with are the Clive Cussler series taken over by other authors and his son. I was and am not crazy by Anne McCaffrey's son Todd taking over the Pern series.
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:46 PM   #947
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Usually the new authors try but cannot match the spark infused by the original author. I've found this to be so with V.C. Andrews and Lawrence Sanders. So far, the Patterson books with a second author that I have read have been good. It seems like it may be more of a mentoring type thing than taking over for him. I also like the fact that he gives them credit for working with him.
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:23 AM   #948
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:39 AM   #949
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I'm keeping the Percy Jackson stories for light-reading before bed. Reading two others at this time, "Unknown," by Rachel Caine and my work book is, The Scarecrow," by Micheal Connelly. I'm in one of my short attention span periods when I have to many books to read so I try to read all of them at once. Happens about once a year.
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