Is Mr. Grisham overdoing it?

November 13, 2012 11:10am CST
Don't get me wrong, I love John Grisham and I read all his books. He is really the master of legal thrillers. Smooth, easy to read writing. However, don't you think having a book per year is too much. He is overdoing it and with time it will kill the interest in his writing plus it is making his characters look all the same. I am not a fan of slow writers but I also believe that writers and specially the good ones like Mr. Grisham should leave their readers anxious for the new book to come.
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• United States
13 Nov 12
I'm not sure, one a year seems pretty good to me. If I like an author I'm always eager for the next book to come out and if it takes to long, I tend to forget about it. I haven't read anything by Grisham yet, but I've always heard his books are pretty good. There's this one I'd really like to read but I can't remember if it's by him or James Patterson, it's called Zoo I think. Maybe it's by a different author. Either way, I'd like to start reading Grisham's books and see what they're like.
14 Nov 12
You should, he is as I said before a very good story teller. He is into legal thrillers. he has one book that is not a thriller called "the painted house". it is also good. Also he wrote a true story called "the innocent man" which is heart broking Zoo is written by Patterson and it is Also a good story
@mariaperalta (19097)
• Mexico
13 Nov 12
I also love his writings. But I know alot of time goes into writing a book. Maybe he had been working on some of these for many years now.
13 Nov 12
Most probably that is true. The ideas are always their and he developments them during this year. And he is getting good results because he is a talented story teller. But if he takes more time I believe the product will be more amazing.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
24 Nov 12
I am sorry to say that I haven't read a single novel by John Grisham. i know someone who reads every book by J. Grisham but I am not like that. I look for something different.
• Philippines
24 Nov 12
I am an avid reader of John Grisham as well and with him, coming up with a new book excites me! Just like what the others have said, if the story is good, I don't see anything wrong with releasing new books as often as you like.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
13 Nov 12
he is like Danielle Steel. she writes a book every year but i find a lot of times that the plot is often just variations of the same thing. i agree with you. good writers should write a book every few years. this just makes their readers more anxious to get their latest book.
@doroffee (4233)
• Hungary
13 Nov 12
If the writing quality and the plot/message is good, I don't care if the writer is a prosperous one or who writes slowly. For me, anxious waiting and anticipation for a new book and stretching the publishing time seems pointless if there are authorts who can pen a book per year.