Which authors do you love, but critics do not?
Posted on 1st of November, 2019

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Dan Brown without a doubt. You know an author is controversial when the Catholic church wants to boycott their novel and other authors take turns to insult it. Brown is not a spectacular writer, but he knows how to tells an interesting story that keeps reader turning the pages. I know a lot of critics felt that The Da Vinci Code was a terrible novel, but nobody can dispute what a cultural phenomena it became. As an aspiring writer myself it gives me hope that I could one day write something that will entertain people that much. Personally, I find the stuff written by Brown to be much more entertaining than say the massive books written by so called "masters" that are barely readable.
Dan Brown, Margaret Atwood, Kurt Vonnegut, Suzanne Collins, J.K. Rowling, Stieg Larson, you name it and you'll find plenty of critics who bashed it while readers loved it. I haven't done any research on the topic, but to me it feels like there are certain genres where critics and readers always tend to disagree with each other. I'm not sure if critics are more obsessed with the technical aspects of the writing instead of how the books make them "feel" though. Romance novels tend to catch the most flak from critics, but thrillers also regularly get a beating from critics. It's just one of those things that bookworms have to put up with!

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