The J.K. Rowling Syndrome

5 thoughts on “The J.K. Rowling Syndrome”

  1. I found myself learning this same lesson just a little while ago, with a different author (I wrote a post about it too haha). I had read the first two Twilight books by Stephenie Meyer and found myself very disappointed with the plot, characters, writing style…basically I did not like the series at all. When she released her next book, The Host, I was convinced that I would obviously hate this book too. In the same way you are illustrating here, I assumed she would turn out the same book, characters, and style as her last four.
    After a friend recommended that I read The Host, I purchased it and found myself pleasantly surprised. I am still not a huge fan of Stephenie, but she as an author had been redeemed in my mind and I was reminded to remember that the art evolves with the artist.
    Good to see other’s learning the same lesson. 🙂

    1. Now I must go read this post! There really is nothing new under the sun. Especially when it comes to approaches to reading, and author appreciation. I’ve found that when it comes to author style, some authors are a lot more flexible than others, depending on the subject matter. Stephenie Meyer is one of them. I adored The Host, just as you did, by the way, and I think it is leagues better written than any of her Twilight books. Thanks for the comment!

  2. My username links back to my 2013 Weekly blog. The post was published on my lesser used blog, here: if you are serious about reading it. My post is not quite as detailed or well-researched as yours, but the underlying message is similar.

    And I completely agree about authors flexibility. I am glad Stephenie is one of them, and I found it interesting that she named The Host as her favorite of her books as well. There are rumors of a sequel or two as well, which is intriguing.

    You’re welcome. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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