Saturday, December 18, 2010

Book Blogger Hop

This week's hop question is:

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

The perfect book has an intriguing plot and well-drawn characters, but if I have to choose I pick characters. I like interior, domestic fiction where the characters are believable and where the reader feels a sense of identification with at least one character or can feel sympathy for them. Life is about people and relationships and I like that to be mirrored in the novels I read. However, I do occasionally enjoy a purely plot-driven novel like Whiteout by Ken Follett.


  1. I agree. I think plot and characters have to be equally good, however, there are times where I'll let the plot aspect slip.

  2. I agree with you ... I like books where you can sympathize with the character where you feel a vested interest in what is going to happen to them.