Booking Through Thursday – Character or Plot?

15 Dec

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?)

 

Although i think both are important, and a good book should have both, i would say the most important would be the plot.

For me, i can put up with a book with rubbish characters, if the plot is fascinating and keeps me hooked. On the other hand if the plot is rubbish i find it difficult to keep reading a book even if the characters are really good.

I have had this situation happen to me in several of the books i have read this year and a rubbish plot has totally ruined the plot for me, and to be honest, i dont take much notice of the characters if im not enjoying the book.

 

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6 Responses to “Booking Through Thursday – Character or Plot?”

  1. Cathy December 15, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    Great answer. Here’s my BTT

  2. Lady Kell of Kincavel December 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    Good answer!
    Here’s my Booking Through Thursday post. 🙂

  3. laurelrainsnow December 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    I’m not sure what you mean by a “rubbish plot,” lol. Do you require action and suspense, or are other plots enough for you? Just curious.

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  4. Melissa W. December 16, 2011 at 1:45 am #

    Agreed. Here is mine.

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