Fwd: Re: Literary Disappointments (was: The LKH thing)

Peter H. Granzeau pgranzeau at cox.net
Tue Feb 18 08:22:47 PST 2003

>>Ah, yes -- the uneven author.  That another archetype altogether.
>>One, whom I consider a good example, is Harry Turtledove.  The man can 
>>write!  Some of his work is absolutely brilliant.  Alas, some of it is 
>>absolutely banal.
>I put Glen Cook in that category. C'mon Glen, you've been rehashing the 
>same Black Company book for two decades.

I once believed that I had never read a Glen Cook book I hadn't liked.

The "two decades" is unfair, of course.  For about one of those two 
decades, he essentially quit writing, as his day job had changed, taking up 
all the free time he had once given to his writing.

The "Black Company" novels did extend rather far beyond his original 
intention, of course, but I believe that with _Soldiers Live_, they are now 
done.  One waits to see what he turns his attention to next.

Regards, Pete
pgranzeau at cox.net