And then you occasionally get something like this, where an author quoted part of a review for his book:
"...like the best of Tolkien crossed with a great Dean Koontz thriller."The idea of which put an expression on my face something like this:
|"What the... I can't even...."|
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Here's a different quote I liked a lot better. I've been reading Matthew Hughes' To Hell And Back trilogy, and came across this slightly tongue-in-cheek, but perceptive, description of too many popular best-sellers:
"He began a new career as an author of fat-spined novels in which men and women of power intrigued against each other's interests and interfered with each other's bodies. His characters had unending appetites for sexual encounters and a predisposition to solve disputes with unrestrained violence, His books were hugely popular, and sold by the truckload through Wal-Mart and discount stores." -- Matthew Hughes, Costume Not IncludedYeah-h-h-h, that may have come out of a work of fiction, but it's a shoe that fits quite a lot of popular writers.
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