Thursday, May 08, 2014

Booking Through Thursday: Plot or Characters?

This week BTT asks:
Which is more important when you read — the actual story or the characters? I’ve read books with great plots, but two-dimensional characters, and I’ve read multi-layered characters stuck in clunky stories, and I’m sure you have, too. So which would you rather focus on, if you couldn’t have both? 
To be honest, if a book doesn't have BOTH interesting characters and a good, solid plot, I'm not likely to stick with it for long. I want the whole package.

BUT, just to play along (and I'm sure I'm probably in the minority here), if a book lacks a good plot, I'll lose interest in it pretty quickly -- no matter how fascinating the characters might be. So I guess I'm a story person.


  1. I'm with you, I like both, but if I were forced to choose, I'd pick plot.

  2. I'm with you. That is what I chose as well. If you'd like to read my entire response here's my BTT post


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