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First Pages of Best-Selling Novels: Support and Defend

I promised you last week that I’d give you a much better, stronger first page, and so I jumped at Tom Clancy’s big seller of 2015: Support and Defend.

But wait, Tom Clancy didn’t write this novel. Mark Greany did. He’s written a number of “Clancy” books.

Wikipedia states that since Clancy can’t write books fast enough to please his readers, his publisher decided to bring on board other authors to help fill the demand. If only all our books had that kind of demand!

How do you feel about reading novels that are meant to sound like a particular author? I read a novel in Herbert’s Dune series that was penned after Herbert died. I thought the book was boring and didn’t do justice to Herbert’s series. Continue Reading…