Do you think a good writer can write a book about anything?
Like if you gave (don't wanna be drawn into a debate about who's good so just insert your fav novelist here) a brief to write a novel on spider monkeys taking over Wales or some shit, or like about a sentient plug socket- could it be good?
It will be good to some extent as long as they are motivated enough to care.
Some authors can probably do better outside their natural environments; for example, dialogue writes will be fine as long as they are allowed to write dialogue.
For the most part though I think a good part of being a writer is quality control. So it might not be great,, but it would be at least readable.
Depends on how much of a headcase they are really. Like some great writer doped up enough to imagine a sentient plug socket would likely do pretty well.
On the other hand someone who specializes in like westerns and the likes will likely have some issues if it's not something they're mind is really built for.
Writing is just the pretentious way to put whatever bullshit you have in your head on paper. So there is no real reason it's impossible but I'd say it's pretty unlikely to get it done well without getting a writer that clicks with the story line.
Technically, but it'll still distinctly feel like that specific author's writing so not really. Like, everything pinecone writes feels the same tonally even when the settings are completely different.
Leo Tolstoy's War and Piss: one of the world's greatest works of literature describing the time of the great 1812 Monkey Invasion of Wales