Are there any writers that you absolutely avoid?

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Are there any writers that you absolutely avoid?

namelesschaos namelesschaos
So the question is simply are there any writers that you absolutely avoid? These can be any medium fiction or not fiction. Me I have four:

1) Joss Whedon. I know this guy is a hero for some but after the end to the first season of Dollhouse was so bad especially regarding his supposed strength of female characters and feminism I will never watch anything of his again. link You don’t spend a whole season deconstructing the white knight complex just so you can end the season with every female character acting like a idiots and so your male deconstruction can all of suddenly save the day. I got interest feminism because of how bad the female characters in “Omega” where. Even after giving Joss a second chance I’m still baffled at how he retains such strong feminist credibility: link

2&3) Marc Walters and Casey Hudson: The ending to Mass effect 3 was narratively incoherent link with an abhorrent moral message link You don’t spend three games creating rich racial metaphors about the importance of diversity only to (via Diabolus Ex Machina) try to convince us those racial metaphors where in realty metaphors for singularity theory so you can then try put a “bittersweet” spin on either forced enslavement of a race, genocide of a race or forced homogenization of all races in the galaxy including non-sentient ones. (This for some reason is the best ending despite it going against the basic themes of the whole series and of all common and scientific sense). I’ll give them a second chance in the form of downloading the extend cut DLC but ya they’d need to pull a miracle for me to buy anything they work on again.

4) Ian Kerner. You do not get to tell me my orgasms aren’t “genuine”. Anyone who can’t wrapped their head around that should not be a sex educator.

So yours?
05/16/2012
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
Danielle Steele
V.C. Andrews
Victor Hugo
Ernest Hemmingway
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Anyone who attempts to adapt Heinlein into movies
Joss Whedon
Steve Moffat
Dr. Atkins
Dr. Laura
Anyone political
05/16/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Does Stefenie Meyer count? xD (had to google it to get the spelling right)
I'll admit to liking the twilight movies but what I -tried- to read of the books I hated.
05/16/2012
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
John Grisham. There are more but all I can think about right now is being forced to read FOUR of his books in school.
05/16/2012
VelvetDragon VelvetDragon
Anne McAffery -- same thing, her sexist views bled into her writing, along with her negative views on homosexuality.

Piers Anthony -- his views on women made me feel icky when I tried to read one of his books, plus his writing is just... really not very good.

Stefenie Meyer -- the way she exalts dysfunctional relationships.

There are many more, but those are a few that stand out to me right way.
05/16/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Barbara Hambley. She wrote a Star Wars novel quite a few years ago and it almost ruined it for me.

Point of clarification on Joss Whedon - he just created Dollhouse, it was handed over to a couple of other people (his brother, for one) after the first episode.

oh..any of the Faux News talking heads and Rush. I don't consider them valid authors.
05/16/2012
Ansley Ansley
Stephanie Meyer.
05/16/2012
Nora29714 Nora29714
i can't say that i have one i love to read.
05/16/2012
sammyjojo sammyjojo
I try to avoid the cliche romance writers. Also anyone who has jumped on the stupid vampire-lover kick. No names in particular, but if they don't seem awful I usually give them a try.
05/16/2012
Sammi Sammi
Anne Rice and Anne McCaffrey are probably the two I avoid the most. I find their stories long, drawn out, and boring.
05/16/2012
T&A1987 T&A1987
Quote:
Originally posted by WhoopieDoo
John Grisham. There are more but all I can think about right now is being forced to read FOUR of his books in school.
YES! I gave him a chance with the firm and rainmaker and they were terrible. The characters were one dimensional and the plot ranged from ridiculous to absurd. the main character from rainmaker doesn't do ANYTHING, he just shows up and all of his obstacles collapse around him. he can't find a job? he gets a job. his boss steals his case? the bosses' firm burns down in UNEXPLAINED ARSON (while this may be a common occurrence in real life, in a novel, it's either explained, or a lame duex es machina). he has a mean judge? the judge dies and is replaced by one who bends over backwards to help him. he falls in LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT with a married woman? the husband abuses her, she kills him and the police decide not to arrest her.

It's as though grisham figured "i can dumb law down enough to make it interesting, that's all i need to do." of course since he's sold millions, i guess he's right.
05/16/2012
TheCleansing TheCleansing
Romance for the most part. I think I only really read reference books now.
05/16/2012
Allison.Wilder Allison.Wilder
Anything Danielle Steele, Nora Roberts, V.C. Andrews, John Grisham are the big ones for me.
05/17/2012
Sex Positivity Sex Positivity
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
Stephanie Meyer.
Same.

Also Jessica Valenti, plus almost everyone in politics who fancies themselves a writer. I did thoroughly enjoy Barack Obama's book, though.
05/17/2012
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
Quote:
Originally posted by T&A1987
YES! I gave him a chance with the firm and rainmaker and they were terrible. The characters were one dimensional and the plot ranged from ridiculous to absurd. the main character from rainmaker doesn't do ANYTHING, he just shows up and all of ...
Ha. I wish I could "like" this.
05/18/2012
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