Thursday, April 8, 2010

Booking Through Plotting

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Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness? Which would you rather read?

I do read both. It depends on my mood.

Long time back I used to prefer Stream-of-Consciousness novels. I liked to dwell inside the minds of the characters. Many a times it deviated from the main story yet I didn't mind it much. One good thing about such novels is that one can leave it for some time and get back to it anytime.

Now I like to read plot driven books. It keeps me more focussed on my reading. I like the fast pace and action. And it keeps me hooked till the end.

I like stream-of-consciousness poetry. Thats because I write it myself.


Ann-Kat (Today, I Read...) said...

Now I'm curious, because I've put up a call for answers, what are some good stream of consciousness books? I ask because I have to question what stream-of-consciousness is in the literary sense.

Sometimes I read plot-less books, but I'd hardly classify them as stream-of-consciousness; In my mind, they're more character studies than anything else.

BTT: Straight Shot or Winding Road...

Lori said...

Plotting is my answer, check it out [HERE]

fredamans said...

I'm like you. I'm not really bias when reading, I will read anything really.

bermudaonion said...

At first I thought both, but now I'm thinking give me plot!

Anonymous said...

To Ann-Kat, one of the best stream of consciousness kind of writing would be Virginia Woolf. She is almost a pioneer in that genre.

To some extent, I think Anne Enright would also be a good choice.