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message 1: by Dzah (new)

Dzah | 2 comments Aah, no! Empty discussion boards are bor-ing. So.

What do you think makes a good book? Discuss!


message 2: by Ally (new)

Ally Kelly  (akfantasywriter) | 2 comments Plot. Depth. Character depth. Anything that makes your eyes bulge out of their sockets and your heart pound as you turn the page to find out what's happening next. If you can do that, you get two thumbs up from me.


message 3: by Jamee (new)

Jamee (ethereal_raven) | 1 comments I agree. It has too be able to potray emotion and send forth emotion to the readers, without this you can't have a good book.


message 4: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne Mishkovski (mysz) | 2 comments Mod
It must be well written as well... I've started liking "high" fiction more than genre fiction, thouh it is all good. I like something to have a deeper meaning than what is on the page. I want to think, and see themes, and symbols, and... all of that. Although every now and then, you need a break from that and I end up reading something very.. genre fiction. ^_^ Like a vampire story! or Koontz.


message 5: by Rosie (new)

Rosie M (chocoholic) | 2 comments A good book must have original characters, otherwise you will get sick of them. They must also be engaging, putting the book down shouldn't be an option.


message 6: by Penguin (new)

Penguin (lepenguin) | 2 comments I'm of the kind that needs description. A *really* good book either wont let me leave it or when I come back to it, I wonder what the movie I was watching was called - I have to be able to see it in my minds eye, as if it were played out before me. Should be interesting too, of course.


message 7: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Landers (mnlanders) Description is good, but too much description can be so tedious to have to read, that you tend to want to skip through all of the crap until you get to the action, the actual scene. Seriously. Too much description can be a nightmare for the reader. I know, hard to believe, being that we're always dwelling on description at YWS, but Twilight, for example, was just terrible, due to the unnecessary details Stephenie Meyer so kindly provided for us. I swear, that book would've been 200 pages shorter if she could just describe Edward once and be done with it already...


message 8: by M (new)

M | 1 comments I like books without cliches. My favorite genre is fantasy, and I recently read the first two books in the Wheel of Time series. The entire time, I was thinking. Deja vu....I've read this somewhere before... Original plot ideas are nice.


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