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Is James Patterson a Good Writer?

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Poll Question: Is James Patterson a Good Writer?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FinalExam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/20/2007 at 9:51am
He has every right to pimp out his name like that; it just leaves a bad taste in my mouth, no matter how honest he is about it.

And like I've said, I understand why people like him, I really do, it just isn't for me.
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I once read somewhere that Patterson should really be considered a publisher, and not an author. He has his "brand" name, and he pays writers a good salary to write in that style.   And I think if you look at it that way, you can respect him.
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You could respect him as a business man, but to me writing is also an art, and as an artist I cannot respect him.
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He is a good story teller, but he can't write very well. I find his use of language juvenile and lazy. But he can create some decent characters. I guess I can use the example of the attractive but idiotic person, they are much prettier when they don't talk. That's kinda what I feel like reading his books.
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