How about: "I really love your books
. They're great. There's just... well... one little thing... You really, really, really need to work on your character development
. Sure, the science in your books is intriguing and frequently I'm in awe of the amount of research
you put into each novel - but DAMN IT
, man, your characters are so one-dimensional you could plot them on a single axis
- when I read 'The Terminal Man
' I really, honestly tried to feel some sort of sympathy for the lead female, but it never came. Why? Because even despite your weak attempts at fleshing out her private life
it was so incredibly transparent that I had to put the book down and get a glass of water. Or what about 'Sphere
' - what the FUCK
was going on there? You had these people stuck together in a small space thousands of feet underwater
and you barely even began to explore the cabin-fever
angle. Yeah, they turned against each other and stuff but THERE WAS SO MUCH UNTAPPED POTENTIAL
IN THAT BOOK IT MAKES ME SICK! And don't get me started on 'Jurassic Park
', that just sucked. And 'The Lost World
' - WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING?
Talk about selling out! Don't you have any sort of integrity
AT ALL? Isn't it enough for you to be a crappy writer that somehow manages to make a packet out of selling your unbelieveably scientifically accurate but unbearably sterile SHIT
? YOU MAKE ME SICK!
*ahem* Or something like that, anyway.