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Pet peeves in books

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Technology' started by Florestan, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. Argentwing

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    I actually laughed at this one. You are plenty clever enough for colorful similes! (!)
     
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    Oh yeah, just to clarify on Christopher Paolini. It's true that the first book is an easy read but I like it for that reason. Books 2 and 3 were a slog, sad to say, and I really hate to say this about any book but it felt like a waste of my time.

    The last one was pretty good though.
     
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    Thats like asking, do you like chocolate?
    Yes, but not all the time or in every circumstance.
    If the plot is written well, I can certainly enjoy a story where the villain wins from time to time.
    Especially when the villains and good guys aren't one-dimensional demons and paladins so to speak.
     
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    Sometimes.

    But if a story is crafty enough with it's characters, there won't be a clear-cut good or bad.
     
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    When every chapters end with a cheap clifhanger in order to keep the reader interrested. Hunger Games was a bit annoying for this.
     
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    This is only really seen in YA and children's literature because those groups often need the cliffhanger to prompt them to continue reading.

    Goosebumps is notorious for its cliffhangers.
     
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    Aw dude, I LOVE cliffhangers. Forward momentum is a virtue!

    Personally my preference is to have most chapters end with cliffhangers, with exceptions for moments where something really big was just resolved and the reader, like the characters, deserves a fleeting break.