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    What do you think about Danielle Steel? How can we relate Danielle Steel's novels with music?
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    I relate Danielle Steel with light classics...Both are easy, both are for simple minds....Both are unimportant...
    IMHO Danielle Steel is a mind serial killer...LOL

    Martin

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    Always seen the books on the racks, never picked one up.

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    You're joking, right?

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    Hate is probably too strong a word but I read one many years ago & didn't like her style & wouldn't read another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kv466 View Post
    Always seen the books on the racks, never picked one up.
    LOL

    IMHO You don't know WHAT you're missing! It is like seeing/smeling sh...and never taste to it. You don't need to. LOL again

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    Never read any but I would imagine it to be akin to poor Country Western "Music". Anyway I avoid the so called Bestsellers.
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    I read two or three of her books long time ago, just to practice my English...Her books are all the same...she has an average of 6 characters...she changes the names, the situations and the book is written. She has no imagination. All rich people living in huge houses...unhappy because they don't have "love", finally they find the true love, in spite of "bad people"...LOL. An elementary writer for elementary people. She makes me think about G.V. an Italian composer..whose operas are more or less the same...He was the Danielle Steel of his time. "la patria", "l'amore", "la vendetta", "la morte" being his leitmotives.... I won't say his name...not at all. LOL

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    Her books are too light and formulaic for me, i.e. what you've posted above is a pretty good summary.
    How to relate to music? A pop song perhaps, written to sell?

    For a good "chick lit" read I prefer Linda Howard.
    My favorite popular writer is Ken Follett.
    Last edited by Lunasong; Dec-05-2011 at 03:26.

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    I like classic literature... Danielle Steel makes my eyes bleed.

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    I don't know her, apart from knowing that her type of writing is "airport novels." I actually don't mind these, eg. I did go through a phase of reading quite a lot of Robert Ludlum when the Bourne movies came out, but they changed a lot of the plot etc. in his novels, the movies where quite different.

    Quote Originally Posted by myaskovsky2002 View Post
    I relate Danielle Steel with light classics...Both are easy, both are for simple minds....Both are unimportant...
    Quote Originally Posted by myaskovsky2002 View Post
    ...An elementary writer for elementary people...
    I think that these things are like escapism. I listen to light music all the time, from comic opera, operetta, to Mantovani, Andre Rieu, encores. But I still listen to "serious" music mostly, these light things are like palate cleansers, just to relax. There can be a commercial element here, the aspect of it being pulp fiction, like a sausage factory product, but at the same time, if these things are done reasonably well, they can just be good for the moment & entertain listeners or readers, etc.

    As for "high" and "low" literature or whatever, I don't care, I just go by what I like. I do like "high" literature and art or whatever, but I'm not fixated on what is what or what I enjoy. Eg. things by Jane Austen bore the hell out of me, I'd take Robert Ludlum any day over her stuff. Similar with Verdi, who you criticise. I'd take any opera by him, or any of the Italians probably, over something like Wagner, this kind of Aryanised opera on steroids. Thanks, but no thanks...
    Last edited by Sid James; Dec-05-2011 at 06:52.
    Totally fossilised listener of highbrow music since 1981.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myaskovsky2002 View Post
    IMHO Danielle Steel is a mind serial killer...LOL

    Martin
    High 5! Totally sick! I agree!

    Sincerely,
    HarpsichordConcerto, Danielle Steel hater (ban her novels!)
    Last edited by HarpsichordConcerto; Dec-05-2011 at 10:26.

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    As far as I know...lower is your Q.I. more you love Daniell Steel. Nobody is curious here...Nobody asked me who is G.V.

    LOL

    Martin

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    Guiseppe Verdi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunasong View Post
    Guiseppe Verdi.
    I have to say that you are right!!!!!! LOL I think D.S. was inspired by Verdi...But she has never deared to give sad endings...LOL.
    Both try to make you cry....But I don't cry often. Do you? Traviata doesn't make me cry nor laugh..It makes me rather impatient...(see my thread about Traviatta)

    How do you hate La Traviata

    Best regards

    Martin
    Last edited by myaskovsky2002; Dec-05-2011 at 20:00.

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