Thursday, October 25, 2012

Follow Me Friday #24

Hey everyone!!! :)

It's time for Follow Friday number twenty-four!!!

Let's take a look at this week's question:

Question: 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.

Answer:  Switching between POV's in some novels bothers me. Like, it's kind of hard to explain why this bothers me, because in some books I really like it ... I think it depends on the book (like, what it's about). Like sometimes, when I'm reading, I really enjoy the POV of one character, and I want to keep reading the book from their POV ... and maybe read the other character's POV afterwards as like a different book, as opposed to switching back and forth. But it really does depend on the book, what it's about, and how well it's executed. So yeah....

Also, I'm a really, REALLY big fan of dialogue, so books that have pages, and pages, and pages, and pages, (and pages) of just pure exposition start to get....not boring but, I can feel myself losing focus and dosing off. I know that sounds really horrible, and it definitely doesn't happen with all books I read with a lot of exposition (like, this makes sense in diary-formatted books, and I really like that). But there are some books where I wish I just got to the action a little sooner if that makes sense, because the narrator's point already came across pages ago. So yeah, it's not that I dislike exposition, it's just that some books could use a little more action and/or dialogue and less exposition---but that's just my personal opinion and my personal taste.

I don't know .... hopefully my answer makes sense.... :/

Well, that's all for this Friday folks!!!  
Midterms are over and it's finally FALL BREAK for me!
Until next time!!!

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  1. Hopping through. I don't mind multiple points of view. I just don't like it when the change it too abrupt.
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  2. Yes. I totally agree about the POV's lol. New follower!

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  3. I agree with switching POVs. It bothers me, as well. Especially if it drops into an annoying cliffhanger.
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  4. Your response makes perfect sense. Multiple points of views can be annoying. Especially when it isn't done well. For example, when it is done so often that I can't connect with any character, it's too much.

  5. I often find with POVs that there'll be some I enjoy more than others, so I read through the others really quickly to get to the ones I enjoy. It works though, cos I read the book ;)
    I love the POVs in the series 'A Song of Ice and Fire' - it works so well in that context.
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  6. That seriously bugs me too! Awesome layout! :)

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  7. I love books with great dialogue, but when nothing ever happens it gets boring. For me, the perfect book has some action in it! :)

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  8. Exactly what I dislike too! I hate switching POVs, I am just warming up to the character and you're throwing a new one at me again? Totally cruel, man. I hate switching especially with third person POV, they just shift so easily because they are not really talking from the character's head and I sometimes struggle to figure out exactly whose thought was it that I just read. Totally a kill joy.

    I don't really enjoy a lot of dialogues, I think about ten at a time is all I can take, otherwise I feel like the dialogue is excessive and I am reading a script, not a novel. So yeah, totally get where you are coming from here ;)

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  9. Yeah switching POVs with no indicator of who's speaking drives me crazy too! I spend forever trying to find out who's talking and then we move onto the next narrator!

    Although I can admit that switching POVs can be done well. It just needs some clear indicators so there won't be any confusion!

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  10. New follower here! I agree with you about good dialogue! I recently read a book that I just did not care for. At first I couldn't figure out what it was that I didn't like. Then, I realized there was almost no dialogue! It definitely felt like something was missing and the whole thing fell flat.
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  11. I've read some books that have made different PoVs work for them. Case in point, Pushing the Limits & Defiance. Check them out!
    I haven't really come across books with realms of dialogues.. good for me. Excess of anything can be bad.
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  12. I don't mind changing POV's as long as they are done well, sometimes it can really pick up the pace of a story while at other times it just gets distracting and confusing.
    I find prolonged exposition irritating too.
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  13. Hopping by, nice answer.