What's a dificult or easy book to read?

vickylass By vickylass, 8th Nov 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/w1vuu-2p/
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An easy book to read would be one on which an author developed his topic well, created compelling characters and showed a good knowledge of the language.

What's a difficult or easy book to read?

Author Lee Child says that if a book is difficult to read, it means that a writer didn't do his job well. I quite agree with this.
What makes a good and compelling book to read? In my view, it's an author's knowledge of a language, the chosen topic and an author's research of it, well crafted characters and the settings and the dialogues. They have to be short and snappy similar to an every day conversation, but not quite it.
What does a reader hate most? Many of us hate when the author is trying to lecture us on lengthy pieces of dialogue, forgetting about the story and what brought these characters together. Many of us hate when an author introduces us a character and after a while, this character disappears and we don't hear from him or her anymore. When there're lots of pages of descriptions that add nothing to the story.
There're ideas that would make brilliant short stories, but not a lengthy novel.
Films and written fiction have a very different way to express ideas and to develop a story. . In a film, there must be action and good dialogues most of the time, but in a novel, there can be necessary description that would make a film boring to watch.
When a novel lacks meaningful description, but contains way too much dialogue, it lets us thinking that this author was thinking of his or her novel to be made into a film. Thus, by getting his or her characters to speak all the time, he's facilitating a film maker's job to make a film.
Thus, if a book is easy or difficult to read, it isn't because of the chosen topic, but on author's mastery to write his story.

(C} Copyright. Vicky Pino. November 8th 2014.

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author avatar viewgreen
8th Nov 2014 (#)

Very informative article... thank you for share a piece of knowledge how to easy to choose a book for reading. Have a nice day. :)

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author avatar Retired
11th Nov 2014 (#)

There are many great works of literature that are far from "easy reads" - Joyce's "Finnegan's Wake" comes to mind as an obvious example.

It all depends on what you are looking for in a book - something to pass the time or something to expand your horizons and make you see the world differently?

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author avatar vickylass
11th Nov 2014 (#)

It all depends on one's knowledge and , of course, if it's an author of one's like. This is important, but I think Child refers on how a book is written or expressed.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
11th Nov 2014 (#)

Awesome post and informative as well, cheers for sharing it!

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