What makes a good novel? Plot? Characters? Subject matter? An enduring theme?
What are some of your favourite novels over the past few years? The Da Vinci Code? The Corrections? The Time Traveler’s Wife? Something dark, like The Road by Cormac McCarthy?
Is your fancy “literary” novels or blockbusters, like works by Ken Follett or John Grisham or Stephenie Meyer? Do you like romance, thrillers, mysteries, dramas? What about favourite authors? Which ones?
I’m interested in knowing what turns your crank when you pick up a book of fiction. Give me some advice about my own novel: tell me what you’d like to see in a novel about medieval monks. No promises, but I’d be interested in what you have to say.
Of course, this is a bald advertisement to invite you, dear reader, to comment on my blog. My thanks to those who have weighed in so far, but how about some more incisive feedback?
What’s your novel style? Look forward to hearing from ya!