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8 Responses to "Book News: Nicholas Sparks is Hemingway, the Future of Publishing, and More"
June 16, 2010 at 08:42 PM
I don't know this guy except for reading his books, but, I really do like his charm and keeping his books, stories, etc., clean so christians can read them and not feel like a hipocrite. These stories have a great meaning to them, and keep you interested throughout the book, until you are finished. Nice to know there are still people out there who think about how God wants you to behave in this terrible world today.
March 23, 2010 at 09:50 PM
i bet he talks to his wife like that all the time. she probably wants to stab him.
March 18, 2010 at 06:01 PM
Mr. Sparks sounds like a total ass. Never heard of him before, but I'll make a point of not reading him in the future. And thanks for "Future of Publishing" video. Clever, insightful. Useful.
Chris A. Bolton
March 18, 2010 at 02:48 PM
Miss Gretchen: It was indeed for editing purposes that I was AWOL for a week. Never fear, the new season of "Wage Slaves" is on the way! Alhough, now it looks like early May, rather than late March. These things always take more time than I anticipate...
March 18, 2010 at 01:54 PM
WOW!! I can't believe the audacity and conceit spilling out of this author of romance novels. Granted, Mr. Sparks has great ideas for stories, I have read several myself. However.. (and that's with a VERY LARGE capital H) his writing is so very cliched that I can't make it through a chapter without cringing. Cormac McCarthy is an amazing author! His stories are beautiful, dark and raw. His writing does exactly what writing is supposed to.. It flows you through the story flawlessly so that all you encounter is the story, not just the words on the page. And as for Nicky comparing himself to Hemingway.. Ugh.. Not even worth a response. *Congratulations Nicky Sparks!! Your arrogance has ensured that I will never pick up another book of yours. Shame on you for bad mouthing not only McCarthy and Hemingway, but also every other author in your genre that you refuse to correlate yourself with. The upside? I will NEVER again have to cringe through your nails-on-the-chalkboard writing skills again!!*
March 18, 2010 at 01:38 PM
The absent Brockman, lolling on a beach in Jamaica no doubt, is surely smiling at your paragraph on Mr. Sparks. Meanwhile, your absences of late had better mean that my (MY!) new episodes of "Wage Slaves" are coming soon! In time for my birthday! Yeah! (I wrote the above before I clicked on the video -- wait, I think I must have something in my eye -- *sniff* *laugh* Bravo to Penguin/DK and to Khaki Films, (who also had the grace to acknowledge in detail their many inspirations for the piece.)
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