Share This

Bookmark and Share

Monday, January 24, 2011

Reader Question - Which is more important?

There is a balancing act in books between characters and plot.  In mysteries it is said that plot is king, in suspense novels plots with action rule, in cozies characters carry the day.

But what do you like - weigh in with your thoughts on the matter.  How important is plot versus characters in a stellar mystery?

Is the character of Miss Marple the star or are the cleaver plots what grab you?  In today's stories is the intrepid policeman or detective the selling point or the tight plot with some twists what you long for?  Which will win?

As of Sunday Jan 30, 2010 the tally is:
Plot 2 votes
Characters 4 votes
Love them both equally 5 votes

Bookmark and Share


Related Posts with Thumbnails