Friday, February 3, 2012

Follow Friday

Q: Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they all have a kick ass heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male?

I would have to say that I love an unreliable narrator. Some of my favorite books, The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips, Angelica (also by Phillips), Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, and many others have this trait. There's something so fabulous about having to think for yourself and not taking the narrator's accounts at face value.


Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Ooooh that's a good answer! I never thought of that before. Hope you have a great Friday :)

Here's my FF!

Escapism Fanatic said...

That is very true.If you can predict what is going to happen next where is the fun in that.

Thanks for stopping by.New follower.

Dominique said...

I didn't think of it that way before but great answer!! It's nice to leave something open to interpretation or at least a little something to the imagination!

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Stepping Out of the Page said...

Great answer! I hadn't thought of that. Wuthering Heights is one of my favourite novels, too! Thanks for sharing (and making me think!)

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Stephanie @ SOOTP

Unknown said...

Love your answer. I always like books that you can't really predict. If their predictable, I lose interest quickly.

Thanks for stopping by our blog.

New Follower. =)

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

That's an interesting answer!

Here's my Friday Hops

Have a GREAT weekend!

Old Follower :)

Unknown said...

I loved your answer. I've never thought about that before. I suppose I do catch myself going, "is that how it REALLY happened, or is that just how YOU saw it?"

Sometimes, I find it to be annoying though, especially in first person YA books where the character is being so dumb about things. I just want to slap her and hear the story objectively. But I guess it's still a challenge to try and figure out.

Library Kary said...

New follower from the blog hop! I never thought about loving the unreliable narrator, but I agree! Here is my FF if you'd like to follow back:

Bark At The Ghouls said...

Hi, I love the look of your blog! I'm a new follower from FF and am happy to add you to my blogger list :)

Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

Great Gatsby anyone? I like it too, when stuff's written from First Person, you can never be sure what's true and what's not :)

Lucy Swing said...

Thank you for stopping by, I am now following you back!

Have a great weekend!

DforDarla said...

Never being sure what's going to happen next or not is always fun in a book. Thanks for stopping by the blog

J. B. Kantt said...

Hi!!!! I'm a new follower!!! I can't wait to continue to follow your blog!!! :)

That's an awesome choice! I love an unreliable narrator too!!!! :)

mariska said...

Like your answer.
But I am more the kind of girl who likes romantic characters but with a little kick ass heroine in them :D