***PLEASE READ THE FIRST POST BEFORE DIVING IN. SELF-PROMOTION AT OWN PERIL!***
I know there's probably a big divide between the lovers and haters. Even I am torn, somehow. There certainly are stories with lots of potential, but in need of a structural edit, let alone a proofreader. But then there are books leaving you puzzled, gobsmacked even and not in a good way.
Personally, I delete books in a ratio of ten for every book I read complete before I get to 50%.
My reasons: badly developed characters/story, when it's so far off the wall that I can't suspend my disbelief anymore. Another reason are some personal pet hates like wrongly used dialogue attributes, apostrophes, or an overuse of brackets. Typos, missing words, etc., if they're not littering the book, I can overlook.
What is your take on it? Do you love them, have you given up on them? What are your reasons?
Recent discussions in the fiction discussion forum
AnnouncementImportant Announcement from Amazon.UK
|421||23 Dec 2014|
|Celtic/ iron age Fiction||17||2 days ago|
|Let's write a story in the fiction forum - Keywords: collaborative fiction cooperative writing writers block creative writing practice joint story making world building||338||10 days ago|
|Fiction forum - chat and discussion thread||730||13 days ago|
|Books set in 40s/50s||45||8 Feb 2017|
|Georgette Heyer Alternatives||272||25 Jan 2017|
|What are you reading now, list and chat||526||19 Dec 2016|
|Girl on the Train - overhyped ?||1||17 Dec 2016|
|Vague description - want to find the book...||13||16 Dec 2016|
|Help needed to remember a book title||1||1 Dec 2016|
|Can't review books if you live together...||1||30 Nov 2016|
|Spy thriller recommendations to share ?||0||29 Nov 2016|