Thursday, October 25, 2012

Feature and Follow (10)

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.
 

Question: 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.
 
Answer: Uhhh..Not totally sure if I understand the question, but I'll give it my best shot! xD For me, if there are too many POVs in one novel, I usually get confused on who's speaking, and flipping back and forth is not appealing at all. Style of speech is also very important to me. If a protagonist or any other character has a thick southern or old english accent, it either ruins the story for me or I just stop reading it altogether. I don't mind a subtle accent, like a quirky pairing of words, but if it's thick all the time, I won't read it.
 
 
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13 comments:

  1. Hopping through. I'm with you on the thick accent. It gets old.
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  2. OMG...I totally forgot the dialect thing with mine. That's one of the reasons why I'm really apprehensive with reading Iced because Dani is just so hard to understand sometimes!

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  3. I prefer to experiences books that have strong accents or dialects on audio. That way I'm not the one figuring it out and I can enjoy without the frustration.

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    1. :O I never thought about that! I haven't had the chance to listen to books on audio but I'll definitely try it soon. Thanks for the advice! :D

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  4. Hey, guess what? We're both having our Feature and Follow Friday #10! :D
    I totally agree with your answer! Multiple POVs get so irritating and it's hard to know exactly whose POV we're reading from.

    New follower here! :)

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  5. Ahh, accents. I had trouble understanding half of Lady Chatterley's Lover for that reason, and one of the characters in Wuthering Heights xD It can be done well - like Hagrid in Harry Potter. I suppose it depends on the accent itself, some might be harder to write.
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  6. Yes, those accents can be irritating somethimes. I hate the accent of one of the characters in Wuthering Heights. :(

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  7. Unlike Nina, I quite liked the accent in Wuthering Heights, but I love Wuthering Heights so I'm prejudiced. I do agree with the too many POV, they can get confusing, especially if there is no difference in writing style for the different characters! Thanks for sharing, I'm a new follower! Hop on over if you have the time:
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  8. Yeah I agree with you on the accents - it gets annoying real fast.
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    Addie @ READioactive Book Blog

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  9. Just hopping by, good answer.

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  10. Thanks for stopping by - happy to return the visit and the follow

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  11. I love accents especially Scottish. But I do agree on the multiple POV's. I still haven't finished Shiver, it has 4 POV's in one of the books, and that scares me O.O
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  12. I so agree with you on the speech thing. If they've written the accent too thickly, I read right over it. It's hard to make it out. Good pick.

    New GFC follower!

    Shannon
    Readergirl Reviews a Teen Book

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