Thursday, March 18, 2010

Booking through Sensual

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Which do you prefer? Lurid, fruity prose, awash in imagery and sensuous textures and colors? Or straight-forward, clean, simple prose?

It depends. If I am reading poetry, I prefer imagery and all. Like a painting. The textures and colours have to come alive for me. But if I am reading, say, crime fiction, I like to-the-point writing. It helps me concentrate. However, I can read any kind of writing. It depends on the genre, really. A good book is what I desire.


beastmomma said...

A good book is what I desire too. I really liked your response. Here is mine, if you are interested:

Lynda said...

My answer is similar to yours ;0)

Bibliobabe said...

I agree - it just depends. There needs to be a good balance.

Here's mine:

pussreboots said...

I also like to the point texts. I have no qualms about skipping ahead. My post is here.

Lynda Coker said...

I like tight, plot driven narratives. I don't want lots of fluff that robs me of the delight of conjuring up mental images myself.