Patricia Cornwell Message Board
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?
J posts on 1/22/2007 1:44:24 AM
In Unnatural Exposure and Point of Origin Lucy is involved with another FBI agent named Janet. At the end of Point of Origin we are told that Lucy is so emotionally distraught she won't even talk to Janet on the phone. Have I missed the explaination to the dissolution of their relationship in subsequent titles or is the afore mentioned reason all, as readers, we are given? Thanks!
Eve Steele posts on 1/12/2007 11:56:28 AM
Joe, what a perceptive and fascinating post. And your observations are even more prevalent in her earlier works. I agree about the gore - it makes for a truly enthralling read.
My favorite book in the series is Body of Evidence. I enjoyed seeing the story of Beryl Madison unfold and develop. Cornwell vividly brought a dead character to life through Kay's eyes. I also immensely enjoyed the background of Keywest for much of the telling.
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