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Oct 29, 2011 06:50AM

53954 And she was not plagiarizing another fan fiction writer, she was copying a real fantasy writer. So perhaps all those fans belong to Pamela Dean and not Cassandra Claire? At any rate, I maintain my stance. She's a plagiarist and I would not read anything she's written or support her in any way.
Sep 18, 2011 11:00AM

53954 Sandra aka Sleo wrote: "Has anyone suggested Tana French's three books? In the Woods, The Likeness, and Faithful Place. They're fantastic."

Probably psychological thrillers.
Sep 18, 2011 06:55AM

53954 Has anyone suggested Tana French's three books? In the Woods, The Likeness, and Faithful Place. They're fantastic.
Sep 16, 2011 05:33AM

53954 Amy wrote: "No I'm reading it now and I definitely agree that so far it isn't exceptional, but it's an easy read. It's just so long and taking me forever. I will probably be reading this book for like the next..."

LOL. I listened to it and thought it would NEVER end.
Sep 16, 2011 05:08AM

53954 Celine wrote: "Would you call it Sci-fi?

I didn't mind Justin Cronin's "The Passage". It wasn't great, which is why I'm wondering why I'm in this thread, but it was passable."




I agree. Passable, barely. Certainly not exceptional, except perhaps in the large number of side tracks and unneeded words!
Sep 12, 2011 07:27PM

53954 Lisa wrote: "I've never personally met a man outside of a forced setting that has read them, or even remotely admitted to reading them . By forced setting I mean classroom environment, where they are required..."

Well there are men on Goodreads reading them.
Sep 12, 2011 06:52PM

53954 Besides, even men read Austen and the Bronte sisters.
Sep 12, 2011 06:25PM

53954 Melissa wrote: "Sandra aka Sleo wrote: "I'm not sure if there was a decision about which McCarthy novel to include, but The Road is a fairly new one, so perhaps one of his older novels? If you're stic..."

I haven't read it, but perhaps I shall now.
53954 I'm wondering why there is no category for Fantasy listed. It's a tremendously popular genre right now, and there are some fine, fine writers out there, including Carol Berg, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Janny Wurts, to name a few.
Sep 12, 2011 04:12PM

53954 Dorothy Dunnett writes absolutely superb historical fiction. Meticulous research and brilliant writing - King Hereafter, The Game of Kings, and five others in the Lymond Chronicles as well as Niccolo Rising, the first in the House of Niccolo series are all superb examples of brilliant historical fiction.
Sep 12, 2011 04:07PM

53954 No top science fiction list is complete without C.J. Cherryh! Her Foreigner series, as well as Cyteen and Downbelow Station, both Hugo award winners are outstanding. There are many others as well.
Sep 12, 2011 04:04PM

53954 Started Early, Took My Dog is an outstanding mystery. I was attracted by the title and was astounded at the character development, the insight, the pure, poetic writing.
Sep 12, 2011 04:01PM

53954 I'm not sure if there was a decision about which McCarthy novel to include, but The Road is a fairly new one, so perhaps one of his older novels? If you're sticking to the several generations thing, that is.
Sep 12, 2011 11:56AM

53954 Here's a link to the Fan History article about Cassandra Claire and her plagiarism.

http://www.fanhistory.com/wiki/Cassan...

This author was guilty of plagiarism:

Quote from Wikipedia:

Fan fiction

Clare gained notoriety in the fanfiction world when she was caught inserting, without citation, a significant portion of fantasy writer Pamela Dean's work into the ninth chapter of Draco Sinister, the second installment of The Draco Trilogy. FanFiction.Net later removed Clare's account due to her plagiarism.

The Draco Trilogy (Harry Potter)[31]
The Very Secret Diaries (The Lord of the Rings)[32]


I personally would not read anything she's written, much less consider it exceptional.
Sep 12, 2011 11:42AM

53954 Hi, I'm an avid reader with strong opinions about books. Figured I'd fit right in.


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