When I was younger, I was really into Terry Goodkind's books.
However, I actually failed to finish reading the series. I felt like his work was getting violent for the sake of showing gratuitous violence, and it started to repeat itself in terms of structure and theme. Characters became hollow excuses for Goodkind to expound upon his personal philosophy, instead of living people that I cared about.
He spent less time working on good prose and immersing us in a world, than just exposing us to a series of increasingly hateful villains, hollow heroes, and claiming that this paper, black and white world was an accurate allegory for our own.
Reading his books became unpleasant, so I stopped. I have nothing against him personally, but his writing leaves me cold, for some reason.
[Edited for grammar]