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(UPI)   Novelist Patricia Cornwell alleges her financial advisors improperly spent $89 million of her money. Tag used because Patricia Cornwell has sold enough of her shiatty novels to have $89 million to blow   ( upi.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Patricia Cornwell, Novelist Patricia, novelists, financial adviser, Kay Scarpetta, New York Daily News  
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2013-02-09 02:29:38 PM  
4 votes:

ginandbacon: What have you published  Subby?

This always strikes me as an incredibly lazy defense.  I've never been a Chancellor of Germany, but I'm quite happy to pass judgement on at least one of them.

Go on, guess which one.
2013-02-10 04:00:14 PM  
2 votes:

Ross E. Krushan: So many snobs in here, proclaiming her work is "not well written." I'd like to know how I can get copies of your critically acclaimed written works.

"Let's see you do better" is never, ever, ever a good argument. Ever.

Someone doesn't have to be a successful chef in order to know when they're eating lousy food.

Someone doesn't need to have great athletic skills to recognize when a professional player flubs a play.

Someone doesn't need the ability to direct an Oscar-winning film to know when they're watching crap.

Someone doesn't need to be a great singer to know when they're hearing someone who can't sing.

And so on and so forth.
2013-02-09 09:58:54 PM  
1 vote:
I prefer Kathy Reichs over Patricia, but don't get all the hate...her stuff isn't terrible...it's popular fiction.  It is to science/mysteries what Harlequins are to historic fiction...not well done and you can usually guess "who did it" and "how" a couple of chapters in, but they generally won't make you want to throw them away before finishing them.  On the upside, the books aren't apt to keep you awake at night on the "one more page/chapter" excuse like a John Saul or Dean Koontz, but they will due in a pinch.  I don't think I've ever paid full price for any of her books, either.
2013-02-09 05:24:19 PM  
1 vote:

ginandbacon: What have you published  Subby?

How many links have you had approved?

/See how idiotic and weak your argument is?
2013-02-09 03:18:05 PM  
1 vote:
Am i first one in the thread to point out she apparently has a wife?  That article needs more pictures of hot lesbian sex.
2013-02-09 02:58:02 PM  
1 vote:

ginandbacon: What have you published  Subby?

Whether he has or hasn't published works of his own, it doesn't invalidate his opinion.
2013-02-09 02:46:28 PM  
1 vote:

silvervial: I used to read her books; they are like potato chips, bad for you but sometimes you enjoy them. Then I read some book of hers with the word "Dog" in the title and it was so bad I swore off her books forever. Still, she's not as bad as Ann Rule. That woman's writing is horrendous.

Ann Rule turned knowing Ted Bundy into a career as a bestselling author.  She's not a particularly good writer, but she had a sort of inside track with her first hit, so the masses believed that her next book must be just as insightful.

Cornwell is fine for brainless popcorn fun.  I got pretty ticked off at her Jack the Ripper book where she claimed to have solved the case.  Let's ignore the fact that the vast majority of Ripperologists responded with a statement along the lines of "Aw, isn't that cute?"  Within the text of her book, Cornwell admitted to ignoring historical facts to fit her theory.  Her suspect was not in the country for one of the murders according to the historical texts.  Cornwell shrugs that off with a well, "Well, records from that time could be wrong."
2013-02-09 02:26:12 PM  
1 vote:
I also have a theory about inexplicably popular media. People don't actually consume popular media because they like popular media; they consume popular media because they think everybody else is consuming it, because advertisers tell them everybody is consuming it, and they don't want to be that weird person who actually likes something different.

Authors don't make blockbusters. Advertisers do.
2013-02-09 02:23:57 PM  
1 vote:
They may be shiatty, but she makes up for it in volume.
2013-02-09 09:39:43 AM  
1 vote:
As an author, She's a first class flake, but she's also very good at putting out things people want to read.
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