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Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday!

Book Blogger Hop

Today's meme from Crazy for Books is:

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

Plot might entice me to pick up a book but characters keep me reading.  My book group had an excellent discussion on this topic after we read the book Olive Kitteridge.  Olive is not a very likable character yet the book,  a series of vignettes all involving Olive, is excellent.  Is it possible to like a book if you don't like the main character? If you think your answer is no, think about the book Lolita.

6 comments:

  1. I definitely thinks it's possible to like a book if you don't like the main character. It's how I felt about Macon Leary in The Accidental Tourist. After while, he grew on me, but he's still not my favorite character by any means.

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  2. 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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  3. HI new follower, first of all Have a very Merry Xmas!

    Second I say both are needed , first the plot has to intrigue you but same time the characters have to grab you.

    My Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop

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  4. Hi, new follower here. I'm looking forward to following along with your bookish adventures!

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  5. Hi! Stopping by via the hop. I'm your newest follower, you've got a great blog! Feel free to stop by my blog www.crazy-bookworm.blogspot.com.

    Happy Holidays!

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  6. 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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