Monday, May 2, 2011
This week’s musing asks…
Do you care if the book’s storyline is unrealistic? Will you keep reading, or will you set the book aside?
I guess it depends. If I'm reading certain authors, for example Garcia Marquez, then I know I have to expect strange, unrealistic things happening in the story line because it's magical realism. However, when I am reading a literary fiction or even a thriller, I can't stand when a character does something so wacky it makes no sense just to move the plot along. That, to me is lazt writing. I probably won't put the book down because I don't like to leave books unread, but I won't be very nice when I review it.