Friday, October 26, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday (12)

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This week's question:

Q: 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.

A: It kind of annoys me when an author uses a third person POV but it gets really confusing since she doesn’t really construct it that well. I usually end up getting lost and not enjoying the book.

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  1. I don't mind third person all that much. But I do prefer first person!

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  2. Hopping through. I don't mind third person POV, but first person is my preference.
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  3. Happily Hopping through!

    I prefer first person myself. Third is not my favorite.

  4. Sometimes third person makes it difficult for me to connect to the characters.

  5. Correct! Multiple POVs are so annoying. I like it if it's two, but more than that and especially the same scene gets annoying. :/

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  6. There seem to be a lot of people who don't like third person POVs which surprises me :o
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  7. That is indeed very confusing at times. I'm not a big fan of that either.

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  8. Great minds think alike! I hate third person POV too, but it appears very often in MG books. I don't know how, but it kind of works with MG books though. But in YA books is a big no-no, especially when they switch POV with the third person POV and without opening a new chapter (sorry about the blocks and cursive there, I am just getting a little emotional :P), I actually dropped a book that did that. It was just painful, I couldn't bring myself to bring it up...

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  9. I don't really like third person POV either, but that is more of a preference then me getting confused, becasue I don't often get confused with third person. However, if the author is alternating POVs, while writing in third person, then I get hopelessly lost.
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  10. I don't hate any Pov per se but I prefer 1st person. It really depends on the writing skill of the author
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  11. Just hopping by, good answer.

  12. I know exactly what you mean. It gets really annoying. I totally agree.

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  13. Only a few authors can pull off the third person POV.

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  14. I agree. Not a huge fan of multiple point of views.
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  15. Good construction in general is important! good point :)

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