Do you prefer character-driven stories, or plot-driven stories?
I would say both, however, the characters have to be life like and believable first and foremost no matter what the plot is. Especially if it is a story line of relationship dynamics. But then if a book does have the elements of characters that one can relate to, but the plot goes nowhere, what good are these life like characters. I have read a couple of these books recently and even though I understood what the author was trying to convey with their characters, the books’ plot was flat and I struggled through them. So I think they have to be of equal proportion.
What about you? What do you think? Characters or plots?
According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.”