Oct 26, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday {3}

Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. This week's featured blogs are Carmen Jenner and The YA Bookworm Blogger. 

This week's question is:
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.

My answer:
When I read George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones, at first, I had a problem with the multiple POVs. I hadn't read anything like that before, so it took me a while to adjust. Also, there's the abundance of metaphors in Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me. Some of them didn't make sense, but I still loved it. Overall, I think any device would work as long as it's executed well.

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  1. Hi! :)
    Sometimes authors do stuff their books with too many metaphors and I agree it can be irritating.
    --Megan @ Books i View

  2. I'm not a fond of multiple POVs myself, but there are authors who can pull of any writing styles as well.

    New follower here! :) My FF

  3. Yeah, too many metaphors can offer beautiful writing, but it can also take away from the story itself if used to much... *new follower*

    My FF

    Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

  4. I actually loved all the POVs in A Song of Ice and Fire - the chapters are long enough that it doesn't get confusing, and it means we can see all over Westeros =)
    New follower via GFC =)
    Rinn (My FF)

  5. I actually like when there are multiple POV's in a story but as long as it doesn't get too out of control. Old follower :)
    My FF

  6. don't like to many POV's it just gets confusing! I also don't like to many metaphors :/ it is like detail overload!

    New follower via GFC :)

    My FF Post :)

  7. Oh man, I am a spectacularly huge fan of Game of Thrones! I got used to the PoV since they are stated at the start of chapter & there is no way you can get confused. Also, the man has some writing skills!!

    New follower via GFC :)
    My post - F&F: Lit Tropes
    Addie @ READioactive Book Blog

  8. Hi!
    I totally agree with you. I may have things I like more than others, but ultimately if there is good execution I could get into almost anything.
    New follower via GFC :)
    My F&F:

  9. I don't mind two or three different POVs- but any more than that can be too much. Thanks for stopping by my FF- new GFC follower!
    My FF
    ~Caitlin :)

  10. Great answer, multiple POV's really irk me, I'm a one POV kinda girl ;)
    New follower here, yay!
    Thanks for stopping by my FF'S for this week
    Book Me! and Carmen Jenner.com
    Happy Friday! =D

  11. I read a book recently where almost every single character in the series has a point of view (and there are lots of characters) and it got on my nerves so bad. It was hard to follow the story with that many POVs going on. I have to agree.

    New follower!

    Readergirl Reviews a Teen Book

  12. i haven't read any of the books from Game of Thrones, but I understand what you mean.

    Thanx for visiting my FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    New Follower :)

  13. Now that you mention it, metaphor overload is hard to deal with sometimes! I tend to overlook it if I'm enjoying the rest of the book. I think for me, if the plot and characters are engaging enough, the writing style is secondary and I can deal with just about anything if I want to know what happens badly enough.
    New GFC follower!
    My FF

  14. I like different POV's in a book as long as they aren't over done. I think mostly I like them from the main female and male perspectives, because in a lot of YA theirs is the only opinion that really matters to me. LOL.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, returning some of the love <3

    New Follower

  15. :) I agree that different POV are ok if they are well implemented! Thanks for visiting my blog! Returned the follow!! :)

  16. Hello. New follower here! I agree with you about the execution of the device being what's important. If it's done well then it doesn't matter. Thanks for sharing.

    Also, I am giving away a Kindle or Nook (winners choice) on my blog if you are interested. The contest ends tomorrow at midnight!

    Peace & Love
    Crystal @ YA Society


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