Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by BTT2. This week's question:
What’s more important: Good writing? Or a good story?
(Of course, a book should have BOTH, but…)
That's a tough one, really. Obviously, a good book should have both! But, if it was one over the other, I would definitely have to say a good story line would be more important. Sometimes I read books that are just TOO wordy....giving long drawn out flowery descriptions. Yes, it might sound pretty, but I get kind of bored when it takes 2 pages to describe the tree in the character's front yard....you know what I mean? This is a time when I am forced to start skimming a book, looking for the action. I honestly don't care about symbolism, allegories, and such in the books that I read (traditional hallmarks of good writing), I just want a nice exciting story that keeps me up late at night because I can't stop turning those pages!
So, what is your opinion on this? Which do you think is more important?