I visited a favorite haunt the other day, the local library. Prowling the stacks, I noticed that an author I enjoyed immensely a couple summers ago has cranked out several new titles, sequels in a series. I selected one. Opened it. Started reading. Talk about painful. That puppy made my teeth ache. I couldn’t believe the author I so admired had slid so far down the readability-o-meter.
I thought, “Maybe it’s me. Maybe I don’t get it. Maybe I’m missing something here?”