Thursday, 5 February 2009

Booking through Thursday

This week the discussion is the following ------
Have you ever been put off an author’s books after reading a biography of them? Or the reverse - a biography has made you love an author more? Courtesy of Simon Thomas

I don't normally read biographies , but I always read the paragraph or two which is inside the back sleeve of a book. I can't say that these lines influence me greatly. However, if I find an author that lives close by, such as Anne Fine or Patricia Fawcett(she has moved now) I like to sample their prose. The story is more important than the author to me.

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Lisa said...

I always enjoy the 'About the Author' in the backs of books, but I can't say that it has ever detered me from reading further books by that author. I'm ther for the story. Sometimes the tidbits are interesting, but it doens't dictate what I'll read or not read.

Smilingsal said...

Right! The tale's the thing (hmm, I want to go on and say "wherein to catch the conscience of a king." Hamlet lol). Happy Booking Through Thursday!

jlshall said...

I agree - the story is more important. I have to be really taken with an author's works before I'll be tempted to seek out his biography.