|10-01-2010, 04:18 PM||#16|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Device: Kindle PW2, Fire HDX, and Samsung Tab S
I need to lose myself in the story. For me, that requires well-developed characters (don't have to like them) and writing that doesn't "get in the way" Some authors' (Scott Turow) writing seems to be screaming "look at me." I can't look at you and get into the story at the same time.
Now, for nonfiction writing, it is all about the writing. I read tax cases for a living, and there are extra points for unusual styles. JMHO
|10-01-2010, 04:42 PM||#17|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: (The original) Silicon Valley, USA
Device: Astak Pocket Pro, K4NT,Galaxy Tab 2
I like a book that tells a story with enough details that my Imagination can assume the missing pieces. Describing what color shirt/blouse a person wore just annoys me unless it turns out to be a clue in a "Who-dun-it"
Later, when a book goes to film, I can say: "But I thought they were ..."
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