Thursday, May 8, 2014

Booking Through Thursday (27)

Booking Through Thursday asks:

Which is more important when you read — the actual story or the characters? I’ve read books with great plots, but two-dimensional characters, and I’ve read multi-layered characters stuck in clunky stories, and I’m sure you have, too. So which would you rather focus on, if you couldn’t have both?

I think I go back and forth.  At times, a really good character (or group of characters) is enough to hold my interest.  At other times, I just want a really interesting plot.  Right now, I'm going through a "must have plot!" phase.  The last few books that I've read and liked have had fairly strong characterization.  I guess I'm just looking for something with a really good plot right now.

1 comment:

  1. Usually I lean towards the plot. If the plot is good it will hook me right from the start, and slowly usually, I fall in love with a character or two.