Originally Posted by Namekuseijin
me too. I love language sculptors like poets. Hate cheap elven-laden fantasy in distant worlds that feel just like ours, except a bit more gay.
To me, that's the difference between high literature classics and in-your-face-best-sellers: the high skilled mastery of language. I'm not talking about abusing baroque constructs or being too dense, just about giving the language the proper art treatment.
In the hands of a skilled story teller, any trivial story is great.
While I am not one for long descriptive passages or interjections of how to make the world better, many are.
I have read books with great plot ideas where the narrative seemed to go on and on, well past it's sell by date. Then I have read books where the plot seems trivial, but that make me laugh out loud, or even on occasion learn something.
Most books I read, you are pretty sure the good guys will prevail and often enough who the bad guys are. The value for me is usually not in the jouney from Point A to Point B, but the points of interest along the way.