This or That? #44

Hey! Happy Monday!

In case anyone needs a reminder or is new to the Bookmark Chronicles, here are the rules: Every Monday I will post a This or That Challenge where we will choose between two characters or scenarios. On Friday we will see which scenario/character wins. Feel free to either comment your choice below or make your own post and link it back here! :)

By no means do you have to feel obligated to do every single challenge, but I would love to hear all of your opinions! If you can only really talk about one scenario then go for it. Also, if you have any suggestions or would like to write a guest post about any of the This or That? topics please let me know!


This week I want to know if you prefer reading books that are in:

A single character’s perspective

OR

Multiple perspectives


This doesn’t necessarily have to mean that all of the books that you read are one way or the other. Just which do you tend to enjoy more.

I am a  huge fan of dual perspectives because I like to get all sides of the story. I’m also a huge fan of Jodi Picoult and she tends to tell stories from the perspective of 5 characters at once and then the full story wraps up very nicely at the end. It’s also useful in case there are a few characters that I’m not too fond of, I know that I don’t have to stay in their head the entire time.

What about you? Single or multiple perspectives? Let me know!

~Rae

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21 Responses to This or That? #44

  1. Annette says:

    What a great question….hummmm thinking!

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  2. carlalouise89 says:

    It depends … sometimes, I think one person’s perspective is great, but I think I have to go with the latter. When multiple perspectives are down well (like Tess Gerritsen and Jodi Piccoult, for example) it’s done really well. However, there are times that I feel like it lets down the story if it’s done by a poor writer. I think, for the most part, one-person perspectives are mainly only good when it’s done in first person (because then I feel I usually really connect with the character). However, if it’s done in third person, I often feel less so.
    So … basically I just wrote a lot of crap. But I’m with you. Most of my novels I have (with the exception of Sarah Dessen and Courtney Summers) pretty much everything else is multiple perspectives.
    Although, I really connect with Dessen and Summers’ work. They are brilliant. (At least, in my mind. However, because of the issues they cover, I feel like I can easily relate – you know, similar life experiences.)

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  3. I like getting multiple perspectives as well. I think it makes it more interesting. My favorites are stories from lots of POVs where the characters’ stories get all connected by the end. That’s the best.

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  4. vrushali21 says:

    I too prefer different perspective! It’s cool to know the story and how everyone has a different version of it.
    Great question! I wonder how you think of all these different questions where I would never know what to ask next!
    I’m glad you started this!

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  5. Wow, this is kind of a tough one. I’m going to go with a single perspective though.

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  6. yaamcneil says:

    While I appreciate single perspective, I have to go with multiple perspective. Not only does multiple perspective writing allow the reader to delve into the minds of many characters, it also shows that the author has given much thought and put time into developing a mentality and an inner dialogue for each character, which takes a certain craft of language.
    Multiple perspective writing also allows the reader to closely follow the plot from many angles. It takes a lot of skill to be able to weave the stories of multiple characters into one coherent story and follow a cohesive plot.

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    • Well said! That’s all very true. I think stories told this way are more interesting by far because you get so many angles. And you’re right, it does show how much work the author put into the story. Very good point

      Like

  7. Kendra says:

    Multiple perspectives! However, only two. I read a book that had three, and it was just way over the top. I love the duel perspectives.

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