Does anyone else have these? Authors who’s books you’ll pick up now and again hoping that maybe this time things will click and you’ll have a whole new series of books to enjoy?
I’ve got a couple that spring to mind, authors who’s books I’d love to love but I just …. don’t.
First is the late great Sir Terry Pratchett. I know, I know. I love Fantasy, it’s my favourite genre and I can’t finish a book by one of its greatest writers.
I don’t know what it is, I love the sound of Pratchett’s books, the ideas, the humour. But every time I try and read one it’s like my brain turns off and I just can’t get into it.
I do however adore Good Omens – Pratchett’s marvellous collaboration with the brilliant Neil Gaiman.
Next time I try jumping into Discworld which book would you recommend I try?
Jumping genres now my next ‘wish I loved’ author is Elizabeth George. When the Inspector Lynley Mystery’s were televised a number of years ago (I don’t want to count it makes me feel old!) I found them unmissable TV. The stories were well crafted, the characters fascinating. I especially loved the prickly DS Havers.
I was delighted to discover they were based on a series of books but whenever I try I just can’t get more than a couple of chapters in.
Do you have any ‘wish I loved them’ authors?