This week’s musing from Miz B at Should Be Reading asks’¦
Do you prefer character-driven stories, or plot-driven stories?
I can’t chose, because for me a book has to have both well-defined characters and a good plot. I prefer to have a balanced book which is both character and plot-driven.
There’s not much left to say really, but I suppose that I couldn’t believe in a plot-driven story without well-defined characters, so maybe I would prefer character-driven stories. For example, not a lot happens in One Fine Day by Molly Panter Downes, and I loved it. But then it’s a psychological novel, being more about mind than action, about the pleasures and tragedies in life and there is plenty of reflection in it about sociological and cultural changes.