5.2.09

Too Much Information?



Well it's that time of the week again, thought this was a good one:

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?

I always try to find a bit of information about the authors I am reading but to be honest this is normally just a quick google or wikipedia search. The only biography that I have read is Margaret Forster's of Daphne Du Maurier; I love her books and Rebecca will always be at the top of my favourites list. I have to be honest though that I didn't greatly warm to Du Maurier after reading about her but in no way has this put me off her books. At the end of the day an author's writing is normally greatly influenced by the life they lead and the personality they have; so I may not be greatly enamoured with Du Maurier as a person but I do love her writing and that is what matters isn't it?

11 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Rebecca is a great book. I need to read itagain..

Here is my BTT post!

Dot said...

gautami tripathy-I can't explain what it is about Rebecca but I never get bored reading it. Happy BTT!

Kathy said...

Rebecca is one of those books I have been meaning to read forever. LOL I will avoid reading anything about the author. =)

Chris said...

Oh, now I'm curious, what was in that bio? My answer (here) is also DuMaurier related.

Yvonne said...

I agree - loving the writing is all that matters.

Happy Thursday!

Smilingsal said...

I've read Rebecca; it's an enjoyable classic. But I am not interested in reading about the author. Happy Booking Through Thursday!

Beth F said...

I love Rebecca and have read it a few times.

teabird said...

Rebecca is one of my favorite books - now I'm going to seek out biographies!

my post is here.

barbarah said...

I agree, the author's writing is the primary thing. But sometimes I enjoy their writing so much I want to learn more about them as a person, and often that enhaces my enjoyment of their work,

Jo said...

I really should read Rebecca. Everyone seems to love it!

Dot said...

Jo- If I had to recommend one book to anyone then it would probably be Rebecca, I think Daphne Du Maurier draws you in from the opening line. Hope you have a good weekend!

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