Rachel (faloola) wrote in bookish,
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Jodi Picoult

I've never read her, but I'm curious. It's like she all the sudden exploded with about 50 books, even my area grocery stores carry an average of 6 books of hers at any point in time.

Maybe I'm being snobbish but I just thoroughly don't want to read her. I have this mental image of her like, having a book making formula--insert character, insert situation, insert touching scene, insert end, done--which makes me feel that her writing would be kinda soulless. To compare, I read an interview from Rivers Cuomo of Weezer once where he was claiming to have gotten hit-making song writing down to a science, and it made me like them just a bit less. Just a bit though, because I already loved Weezer. I have no preexisting love for Picoult to counteract my misgivings. I'm sure these are assumptions I shouldn't make, but nonetheless...

So am I far from the mark on her or am I really missing out on something?
And has anyone else felt like that about an author before?
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