Penitent wrote:He uses ghost writers and just adds his name to the cover.
Ada wrote:Its been a while since I read it but doesn't WS mention himself & his own book in The Seventh Scroll?
Sometimes the ghostwriter will receive partial credit on a book, signified by the phase "with..." or "as told to..." on the cover. Credit for the ghostwriter may also be provided as a "thanks" in a foreword or introduction. For non-fiction books, the ghostwriter may be credited as a 'contributor' or a 'research assistant.' In other cases, the ghostwriter receives no official credit for writing a book or article; in cases where the credited author and/or the publisher wish to conceal the ghostwriter's role, the ghostwriter may be asked to sign a nondisclosure contract that forbids them from revealing their ghostwriting role.
Penitent wrote:Yes as we discussed the formula gets old after a while. Besides Cussler is not writing the books anymore. He uses ghost writers and just adds his name to the cover. “Black Wind” was written by his son.
E-Hoog wrote:I have almost all Clive's novels, just because they're like James Bond in book-form (except Dirk Pitt does get wounded when shot at). You shouldn't take it too seriously and you'll have a good time reading. I like the books with Paul Kemprecos and Cusslers son, but I think the Oregon Files are utter crap. They (the characters) are just too good. They never make mistakes. Come on... In a way that can also apply to the original Cusslers, but they are more believable somehow. What I also disliked in the Oregon Files (the ones with Craig Dirgo, not the ones with Du Brul) is that at the end of chapters he would write things like: 'They couldn't have known that in twenty-four hours time they were there and there doing this and that.' Yes, lovely, but I'd like to find that out for myself, thanks...
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