Friday, 17 December 2010

Book Blogger Hop #12

 

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books  and is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! I love taking part in the hop as I get to know more about other bloggers out there and to find a few new ones!

  

This week's question is -

 

What do you consider the most important in a story: the plot or the characters?

 

The best books have a combination of both - where the characters drive the plot and the plot informs the characters. Generally though if the plot is good enough I can forgive lack of characterisation lost in the details of the story and caught up in the world and action. However, if the plot doesn't make sense I find it hard to get lost in the characters and I tend to get bored quicker. But having both helps so much! :)

 

Which do you prefer?

 

 

 

5 comments:

  1. I think both are very important! Without one or the other, books tend to be duds for me.

    Happy Friday, Mel :)

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  2. I agree. I think both are important too. :) I guess all Mels think alike. :D

    Have a great weekend!

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  3. This might be the best Book Blogger Hop question I've seen to date.

    So what's the answer? Plot! Hop over to my blog and let me tell you how a good plot rescued bad characters from bad book oblivion.

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  4. I just asked my Mother in Law and she says a bit of both but leans towards plot.

    My Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop

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  5. Hopping by from the blog hop.

    Lots of good answers to this week's tough question.

    Stop by my blog to see my answer to this week's question.

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    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

    Happy Holidays!!

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