Thursday, 15 December 2011

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about books and reading. This week’s question is

Character or Plot?What’s more important to you? Real, three-dimensional, fleshed-out fascinating characters? Or an amazing, page-turning plot?(Yes, I know, they are both important. But if you had to pick one as being more important than the other?
Undoubtedly the Plot. As a rule a great plot with weak characters is more than okay with me. But if the characters are really powerful that keeps the story fascinating and enthralling I could go easy on the plot. Ruth Rendell (not that her plots are weak) writes such fascinating stories with powerful characters. Her characters are so obsessed that I just keep turning pages and plot hardly matters.

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