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Q: 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.


Freaking cliffhangers! A great series is a book that leaves you wanting the read the next one but can also stand on its own. I should anticipate the next book but I should also be left satisfied with the ending of the book I just read.

18 comments:

  1. Hi there! I like your answer. As an author, these kinds of questions give me an insight as to what readers prefer. And it certainly helps to know!!

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    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  2. Hopping through. I love cliffhangers when I have the next book ready to read. Otherwise, they're hard to handle.
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  3. Oh, I agree with your points. I don't care for cliffhangers, but mostly I hate anything that happens due to coincidence. I like logical steps to a conclusion.

    New follow via GFC.

    Julie~ New Adult Addiction

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  4. Cliffhangers don't bother me much IF I can get the next book in hand quickly!
    new follower on gfc :)
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  5. I actually like cliffhangers, but only if they're awesome. I hate really bad, contrived cliffies.

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    My FF

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  6. I picked cliffhangers as well! Uhhh. I just hate them.

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  7. Yeah, Cliffhangers makes me crazy!!
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  8. New follower via GFC =)
    I'm so divided on cliffhangers! I suppose it depends how they're done.
    Rinn (My FF)

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  9. Hi all thanks for commenting and following. I'm following back as we speak.

    I know there are many people who love suspense and cliffhangers. I like knowing the end even if it's an ending I didn't expect or want. Cliffhangers leave me restless especially since you can never be sure if the next book will actually come out...life happens.

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  10. Agree.... cliffhangers were real bad in the book Shadows by Ilsa J Bick

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    Addie @ READioactive Book Blog

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  11. I hate cliffhangers! especially when you are expected to wait a whole year to read the next book!

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  12. Hopping through, nice answer.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/10/feature-follow_26.html

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  13. There is a fine art to a cliff hanger and almost no one gets it right! totally agree with you!

    New follower via GFC :)

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  14. While I totally understand your point, as a writer, I'm going to have to take a stand in defense of cliffhangers. I know they're annoying--trust me, I've been there--but a good cliffhanger also ENSURES--not just probably--that readers will pick up the next book. So, I get it. But try not to be too hard on us authors just trying to make a living. :D Great answer. New follower here via GFC. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

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  15. Thanks to everyone for stopping by. Just reading a series makes many of us read the next book. Especially someone like me. But if I read a book and nothing is resolved. Everything is left up in the air. I'm pissed and I probably won't read the next one. I feel cheated. The main plot needs to be resolved for me. I'm I making sense? o_O

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  16. Completely agree!


    New follower via GFC.

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    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

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  17. HI! New follower here. Cliffhangers are also one of my pet peeves. If the main conflict of the book is wrapped up and the cliffhanger is about a new conflict then I don't usually throw the book across the room ;)

    Also, I am giving away a Kindle or Nook (winners choice) on my blog if you are interested. The contest ends in 1 day!

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    Crystal @ YA Society

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