He is a hack.
I'm not pretending at anything. Precisely why I hate him is that the people who spend the most effort posing tell me how great he is, but can't really tell me how anything he wrote is relevant to their lives.
Here, these are media I think are great: Deltora Quest (and the rest of the series), Kingdom Hearts, Condor Hero, Abhorsen (Old Kingdom) series, Oz books, Tao te Ching, Taoist books on trigrams/geomancy/feng shui/etc, the Gnomes book (it's cute, and it's a sort of fantastic field guild, which is a rare genre), Wheel of Time, Lunar, Mana Khemia/Atelier series, the Black Magician serie, the Bible, the Mahabharata, the teachings of Mencius (Confucius is dull for spending most of his time talking about daily routine, Mencius is a badass), Tale of Sand, One Piece, Magic Knight Rayearth.
I don't care for poetry, and I don't care to read about dull romances, mostly between fangirl types. You know that I can find a better example of that sorta thing from Korean drama? Here, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho is a better plot by far than Romeo and Juliet.
Let's lay it out for you. Romeo and Juliet revolves around a bunch of characters that I quite literally couldn't care less about. Mercutio killed him off? See ya. Romeo and Juliet poisoned themselves? They were kinda whiny and idealistic anyway.Why the hell wouldn't you just run away together, get a real job, and change your name? It's not like Capulet and Montague rule the world or are a mob family. Just move. Nope, let's have a contrived fake poisoning which the guy can't bother to tell the other in person but instead relies on the mail system. We're supposed to feel that this is selfless love and a grand story of how love conquers all and... **** this crap! It's an idiot plot (by which I mean it relies on all involved characters behaving like bad horror film stars), it's overly sentimental, and has a distorted view of love. The worlspd is too gard for us to live in, so let's both sacrifice our lives.
Here's how My Girlfriend is a Gumiho goes down. The female lead used to be an immortal ninetailed foxlady who charmed nearby men. The women loathed her and spread rumors about her eating livers of men. She gets isolated and cries until she loses her human form and becomes a furry. The goddess of marriage takes pity on her and seals her inside a temple painting. The male lead is a spoiled kid who misused his grandpa's money to buy a motorbike, and hasn't been taking proper courses but instead wants to get into acting. While his grandpa is trying to punish him for blowing off real classes and basically stealing from him, the kid sneaks on a truck. The truck drives into the middle of nowhere, and he stays in this temple. Seeing a painting, he hears a voice tell hin to paint the tails on this painting. I think he's hypnotized, but he's enough of a vandal to do this without much prompting. Gu Miho (as she later is known, thanks to a cute wordplay thing) is freed from the painting but this thug runs away, tripping and whacking into a boulder, dying instantly. Miho gives him her sacred spirit bead by mouth, restoring his life and healing all wounds. If the bead is harmed she dies, and she has to stay close, so she follows him to the city. He's afraid of her, because she has a kind of animalistic psycho girlfriend vibe. He starts to live in the upstairs of the school gym, since his grandad basically kicked him out. Miho has some pretty expensive appetites, since as a fox, she is a hardcore carnivore. The kid slowly goes broke trying to look after her, who hasn't an ID, and no marketable skills except stunt acting in the dramas that kid works with. So he eventually works hard, which makes the grandpa like her as she encouraged his work ethic (even though this is mainly due to her munching down on meat), accepting this kid's acting dream. Meanwhile , grandpa's daughter has a beta relationship with this guy who saves her life a couple of times, and looks kinda ruggedly handsome. Miho meets a halfling, who tries to sell her on the idea of being half-human. The guy kinda breaks up with her but the deal is to try to split her spieit bead, which should stabilize if she removes it halfway. But by that point, she detscides she loves him too much to remove the bead from him and kill him, so sge keeps losing her tails. Finally, the last episode she starts to disappear and the boy finally realizes he loves her back. I think the goddess of marriage intervenes. She has one tail by the end of the film, and the bead has become part of him.
Oh look, no crap about poison, no idealism about love, the characters care about each other and work hard to make things happen. the story is long enough to fit a wall of text, and I'm not left with the feeling of alot of senseless events that barely relate to one another. Tybalt and Mercutio add literally nothing to the story.