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...that the more famous a writer gets, the worse the grammar in their books seems to be?

Doesn't it depend on in what circles the author is famous? I have never, ever read a Tom Clancy or Danielle Steele book in my life and I don't intend to. I quit reading Michner when he got to the point where he had a big staff doing his research and much of his writing.

Are we talking famous or popular?

I haven't noticed any degradation with Kingsolver, Lamb, McEwen, Cotze, etc. I'm not sure where Wally Lamb went (if you haven't read "I Know This Much Is True" I can't recommend it enough) but the others continue to produce really fine prose and fiction. Their grammar seems to be holding up just fine.

I think those writers who write for the masses and just pump the stuff out must need to let something go. How else could they fulfill the terms of their multi-book contracts?

And then there is Stephen King. He seems to manage okay.

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