Thursday, December 15, 2011

Booking Through Character or Plot

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What’s more important to you? Real, three-dimensional, fleshed-out fascinating characters? Or an amazing, page-turning plot?

As I read a lot of crime fiction, Plot is very very important for me. With a good plot, the novel fall apart. I simply cannot go on reading it. With a strong plot, characters don't play much role as everything falls into place.

However, characters are very important for literary fiction....and I will leave that for another day...

10 comments:

DawnTreader said...

I always have difficulties with either/or questions. I'm not sure I can think of a book with really good character descriptions but rubbish plot.

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Boriquaz said...

I think both are important so it was hard to choose. I'm all for character. Here's my BTT

diaryofadomesticgoddess said...

Good answer!
Here’s my Booking Through Thursday post. :)

Vicky said...

YES! Finally, someone agrees with me. :) I read a lot of crime fiction as well so even though both are important, I'd choose the plot.

I agree. :) No matter how fascinating the characters are, I'm not going to enjoy the story if the plot bores me.
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Vicky
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bermudaonion said...

I like both, but have come to realize that plot is more important to me.

JLS Hall said...

I love it when both the plot and the character(s) are fascinating. But I need a strong plot to keep me reading. Yes, in crime fiction especially!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I agree that it depends on the kind of genre...mysteries wouldn't be worth much without a plot.

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Tribute Books Mama said...

I agree.

here's mine:

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/12/booking-through-thursday_15.html

Marinela said...

I think both are important!

Take care
Marinela

Melissa said...

I agree. Here is mine.