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Old 07-29-2009, 03:19 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by pdurrant View Post
I hate fiction that is internally inconsistent.

It doesn't really matter what the subject matter is. E.g., historical novels shouldn't have glaring anachronisms.
I think that's the key: internal consistency.

There's nothing wrong with implausible stuff, so long as the writer has explained why it is so despite the apparent implausibility.

But I hate feeling smarter than the writer.

If I figured it out, he/she should also have. It seems pointless to read something written by somebody who is clearly intellectually duller than I... hell, what if I catch what they have?

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