Friday, October 26, 2012

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Q: What writing device or trick most irritates you when reading a book? For example, if an author employs an omnipotent narrator that is sometimes considered bad form.

I don't like dream sequences. I know dreams have importance in our psychological lives and they reveal a lot about what goes on in our heads, but I never liked them in books. They are always boring. I usually find myself skipping those parts. To me, most plot lines work perfectly fine without adding dream sequences, so it just feels like add-on material.




















11 comments:

quinnsbooknook said...

I get what you mean about dream sequences. Although I don't hate dream sequences, they definitely aren't my favorite.

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quinnsbooknook said...

I get what you mean about dream sequences. Although I don't hate dream sequences, they definitely aren't my favorite.

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quinnsbooknook said...

I get what you mean about dream sequences. Although I don't hate dream sequences, they definitely aren't my favorite.

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Jessica@a GREAT read said...

I don't think I've read a bad dream sequence. Sure some of them doesn't always have a point, but there are teeny tiny moments that tend to be awesome to read!

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The Book Blondes said...

It depends, in Vampire Academy, I liked how they communicated in dreams.
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Christina said...

Dreams have to be very important for the book-- otherwise, like you say, it's not worth reading.

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Susan Francino said...

Great point with the dream sequences. You can't have any real tension in a dream sequence because, well, it's a *dream*...

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Elizabeth said...

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I don't mind dream sequences if they're done right, but I've read a bunch that were boring too.

Michelles Paranormal Vault Of Books said...

not sure if I know what you mean, if its a dream where there is dread walking, and communicating, I like that, as its not boring.

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veela-valoom said...

Didn't think about that but dream sequences normally annoy me too.

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Micheline D said...

Hmmm I see your point, they can be somewhat pointless. I've always been fascinated by dreams and have come across quite a few series with deeply revealing & significant dreams so maybe I'm biased LOL :) Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my FFF

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