Disappointed in the second book
January 9, 2013 8:56am CST
Some time ago I read a book by a Danish author. It was a story about some people who were trapped inside a house and I really like the story. I finished the book very fast because I was curious to find out how the story ended. When I finished the book I decided to find other books by the same author. I found one of his other books at the library and I was extremely disappointed in that book. It was so boring and today I couldn't even write a summary of the book because I don't remember the story at all, I just remember how boring I found it. I finished the book, but I felt that it had been a waste of time. Did you ever experience the same thing? (an author who wrote one great book and other books that were totally disappointing) Who was the author? Which book did you find disappointing and why?
10 Jan 13
Two authors that i like most is Sidney Sheldon and Robert Ludlom. Their books are all entertaining, suspenseful and surprising. Their plots are those that can make you wanna read on even if the end is not near yet, because there are twists and surprises along the course of your reading. I haven't read one of their books anymore for more than a year now, but still the joy of reading their books still lingers in me.
13 Jan 13
I haven't read any of books by Sidney Shelon or Robert Ludlum, but I know that my husband has read some of the books by Robert Ludlum and that he enjoyed them a lot. Maybe I should read some of their books in the future. The things you wrote about the twists and surprices sounds very interesting to me and I love books that are able to surprice me. I love the books by Guy Burt because of the twists in the end and I have enjoyed all of them but especially "After the hole" and "Sophie". "After the hole" really surpriced me and that is one of the reasons why I liked it so much.
9 Jan 13
I actually have. For me, Meg Cabot comes into mind. I loved her Princess Diaries series back then when I was in my teen ages (though I have to tell that I didn't keep up with all the books in the series, because it just seemed to overstretched, and I lost my curiosity, kind of, when I felt some of the books were fillers or transitional pieces), because it had really well-structured, real, authentic characters... yet when I read the first books from the Mediator and the 1-800-Where-are-you or whatever series, I felt that the main characters weren't that detailed (in All-American Girl, it was okay), but some stereotypical "unique" and "not cool" teenagers...
10 Jan 13
I think that I have heard about the Princess Diaries, but I haven't read any of them or any of the other books by the same author. The only books I really remember from my teenage years were the Beverly books 90210 books (I was a teenager in the 90's)
9 Jan 13
happened to me. I read this Kannada book called 'Parva', which till is my best read. Experience of reading this book cant be put in words. Not only could I imagine his descriptions of forests and rivers as i read, I could dream that later in the night. Then i bought his another book, which totally had me wondering if both are from same author?? Then i discovered that second book i read was the first book he ever wrote. So did it carry a lot of mistakes, poor characterization, abrupt endings etc. The first book i read was written in his prime and was an epic writing. So i suggest you to check for the same details. Have a happy reading
10 Jan 13
That is a good point. I think that could be the reason behind the differences in my case as well. It could be interesting to find out what yearsu the good and the bad books were published. It is possible that he wrote the good book when he had more experience. Just like you I thought: "Are both books really written by the same author?" because the differences were so extreme. I am happy that I only borrowed the second book at the library, it is not a book that I would like to own, because I found it so disappointing.
10 Jan 13
That happens sometimes when your expectations are too high. You read his first book and found it amazing and then you expected the same kind of enjoyment in his other books but you didn't get it. The reason can be different like may be you like thriller genre, as in the book where some people trapped inside a house, but the other book you read may be of different genre that you didn't like. The writer have to keep in mind the tastes of different kind of people as some like drama, some like adventure, some like comedy and also some like thriller as you so that's why you liked a particular book and didn't like the other one. I noticed these type of things in movies when I like a movie and try to find other movies by same director but when I watch the other ones by him I didn't enjoy the same as first one.
10 Jan 13
Yes, and this happens even in movies. You would see a nice one, then search for other movies by the same actor and you get disappointed because it was not as thrilling as the first. Or, two movies with same director but unusually different from each.