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Story driven books or character driven books?

Post by Jolyon Trevelyan »

Do you prefer story driven books or character driven books?
Or do you like both equally?


I like both, but i prefer story driven books.
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I do like both.
But I lean more towards character-driven books. Even if the story is terrible, a nice character either positive or negative will make the reading worthwhile. If the characters are good but the story itself is bad, then it is just a waste of a good character.

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I find story driven books will keep me interested, but it’s the character driven one's that make me fall in love with a book.

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I think you need an equal balance of both. You really can't have one unbalanced with the other and still have a great book. The story suffers if the characters are lacking, and the characters suffer if the story is lacking.

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I think that the best books have a good balance of both. I think that both the characters and story work together in order to make an intriguing and exciting book to read. I personally like to have a more character-driven book because then the story is more impactful and easier for me to connect to. Overall, I think there needs to be a good balance of both.

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I prefer story-driven books, but they need to have well-developed characters. Otherwise, the story is too flat.

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Both. Well-developed characters, both protagonists and antagonists, are necessity to me. I really need to relate to or understand or at least feel something towards the characters. At the same time, in order to maintain interest in the book, the plot needs to keep moving. Exciting events, general story progression... I feel like I'm a demanding reader, but I do really love interesting characters and an eventful plot.

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I find myself liking books more if they are character driven books. I wanted to feel invested in the person I’m reading about. Obviously there needs to be a good story to back it up, but if the character development isn’t there I’m not that interested in it.

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Jocelyn Eastman wrote:
10 Apr 2020, 03:04
I find myself liking books more if they are character driven books. I wanted to feel invested in the person I’m reading about. Obviously there needs to be a good story to back it up, but if the character development isn’t there I’m not that interested in it.
Same here. On paper, both aspects should play an equal role in telling a story, but I tend to get more absorbed in the character arcs and dialogues more than the plot of the book I'm reading.

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Jocelyn Eastman wrote:
10 Apr 2020, 03:04
I find myself liking books more if they are character driven books. I wanted to feel invested in the person I’m reading about. Obviously there needs to be a good story to back it up, but if the character development isn’t there I’m not that interested in it.
Nicely put. The characters are what drives the book, but needs to be accompanied by a good plot.

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I love story driven books, I could get lost in them for hours.

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I prefer story-driven books. I can read through a story with a bad character.

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