Patricia Cornwell Message Board
Denise posts on 2/18/2007 2:28:26 PM
Goog point, Sharon. I have yet to read a positive post from Rob regarding P.C. and I know he wasn't out right calling anyone an idiot on this board, but the way he wrote his post he was just as confusing as P.C. is on her latest book, At Risk. What I wanted to know if anyone else had any issues with that book so we could all discuss THE book. I did not request why P.C. or her editor ex-husband are not getting the job done. So Rob, if you have read her book, At Risk, maybe we could discuss the book. Or have you even read any of her books? Or maybe you should send her your resume in attempts to be her NEW editor. That way you can really school her instead of telling US how you would school her. I hate how this board always turns into a bashing fest.
Sharon posts on 2/13/2007 8:32:07 PM
You are right, Robert did not call anyone an idiot. What he did do was assume everyone has a hard time understanding her writing. Also he seemed to inply that one side or the other was an idiot. If it was not one or the other then his comment made no sense what soever. It was unclear as you can see. There are obviousely at least two interepatations. That would lead one to believe that Mr. Walkers comment was not exactly clear. Is that not what his complaint about P.C.'s writing has been about for a long time. I will repeat what I said many mounths ago, why is someone on a wep site for a writer they can not stand? There is a great diffeerence between diolage and constant attack. I would like to see Mr. Walker write on posative posting about P.C. and her writing. If he can not do that why is he here?
Elaine posts on 2/13/2007 8:23:50 PM
Eve, Thanks so much for this. A great help and I will keep my eyes peeled or order via the web.
eve posts on 2/13/2007 8:03:34 AM
I didn't see that Robert Walker was calling anyone an idiot except perhaps PC and her ineffective editor.
Sharon posts on 2/12/2007 3:54:49 PM
Dear Robert, I am unclear about your last posting. At what point in Deneises comment did she even suggest that anyone is an idiot? Could you please explain where you made the jump from her rereading a passage to everyone here being an idiot? Also I have read NUMEROUS time how you are a writing teacher and I simply want to say that I am SO glad I have never had to be critiqued by you. How you must intimadate and belittle your students. I am sure that if I knew you wrere to be the teacher I would NEVER take another writing course.
eve posts on 2/12/2007 3:16:39 PM
Elaine - I think it's Black Notice if memory serves. There should be a list in chronological order if not in the front of her books, then at her website. Also, if you look back in this forum, it would also be there.
Denise posts on 2/12/2007 3:16:02 PM
Ok Robert, I have stuck up for you the entire time you have been posting on this sight. Maybe I am an idiot, because it is unclear if you are calling folks on this board idiots or me because I didn't understand what she is writing. What are you trying to say exactly because you seem unclear to me also.
Elaine posts on 2/11/2007 9:43:02 AM
Can anyone please tell me which book Benton comes back into the fold after his alledged death ?
Robert W. Walker posts on 2/10/2007 9:07:38 AM
An alias? I have nothing to hide. Cowards hide behind made up names and profiles on the internet. I don't. As to casting aspersions on PC's books, I read every other post here doing so when the reader says, "I'm confused" by her dialogue or events in her books. Does this mean all the posting folks here are idiots? If an author so confuses you that you have to re-read passages to "get it" then the author is being unclear. I have taught writing for over 25 years and the number one sin in any writing is being unclear to the point of confusing your reader. Frankly, I have been kind to PC, but I believe her editor-ex-husband is not so good an editor.
Denise posts on 2/7/2007 5:24:06 PM
I'm just reading At Risk for the first time, I'm not finished with it, but I'm noticing her writing style a little different. I'm actually having a hard time following and having to re-read sections. When she has the characters talking, it's like they are talking in code. I find myself saying, what??, throught out the book. Anyone else have this problem with this book?
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