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message 1: by Maraya21, Disco Muffin (new)

Maraya21 (The Reading Dragon) | 389 comments Mod
I read this question in another group I participate in and I thought it interesting. So what do you guys prefer when reading: First, Second, Third or Alternating Person narrative points of view?


A Short Summary of each POV term can be found here


Some Examples:
~~First
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Susanne Collins
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
~~Second
Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas by Tom Robbins
Fighting Fantasy by Steve Jackson & Ian Livingstone
~~Third
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Dracula by Abraham "Bram" Stoker
The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
~~Alternating
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
The Gift by Vladimir Nabokov



message 2: by Whitney , Rock Cheesecake (new)

Whitney  (jadeshea) | 288 comments Mod
First person is much better to me. I get annoyed sometimes at alternating points of view, especially if it is a mystery and we read the bad guy's point of view. That drives me crazy.


message 3: by ~Viktorija~ (new)

~Viktorija~ Whitney wrote: "First person is much better to me. I get annoyed sometimes at alternating points of view, especially if it is a mystery and we read the bad guy's point of view. That drives me crazy."

I feel exactly the same way!


message 4: by Whitney , Rock Cheesecake (new)

Whitney  (jadeshea) | 288 comments Mod
~Victoria~ wrote: "Whitney wrote: "First person is much better to me. I get annoyed sometimes at alternating points of view, especially if it is a mystery and we read the bad guy's point of view. That drives me crazy..."

Oh, good. I'm not alone. LOL :)


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