|10-01-2010, 04:18 PM||#16|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Device: Kindle PW, Fire 3d Gen and 5th Gen 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|
Well trained by Cats
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 ..."
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Historical Fiction to Science Fiction/Fantasy||Georgiegirl2012||Reading Recommendations||12||11-13-2010 08:22 PM|
|How many of these "top 100" non-fiction books have YOU read?||kennyc||Reading Recommendations||81||10-16-2010 04:07 AM|
|101 science fiction books to read?||David Munch||Reading Recommendations||65||05-12-2010 11:42 AM|
|Your #1 Fiction read after 1901 (NO Sci-fi or Fantasy)||DoctorOhh||Reading Recommendations||14||01-09-2010 09:46 AM|
|Trying to Find a book I read, fiction, time travel||rahlquist||Lounge||1||09-07-2007 01:28 PM|