Originally Posted by kcmay
As a reader, I appreciate being able to return a book I know I won't read. For instance, I got caught up in the hype over Water For Elephants and one-clicked, despite my usual policy of sampling first. When I sat down to read it and realized it was written in present tense, I went right to Amazon to return it. I *LOATHE* novels written that way. It might be a great story, but it's "not for me."
Off on a tangent here...
I didn't really like WFE very much either, but not for that reason. I actually found WFE to be one of the few stories where the movie was better than the book. (They combined two characters, which reduced the confusion a bit, made the main character more likable in his older state, etc)
Anyhow... what I really wanted to ask, though, was what do you find so off-putting about writing in the present tense?