RANT What do you HATE in a book?!

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  1. CheshirePhoenix

    CheshirePhoenix Crazy Hermit on the Hill LitRPG Author Beta Reader Citizen Editor Aspiring Writer

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    Yeah, there has to be some sort of tension and release cycle in a book, otherwise it just isn't satisfying at all to read.
     
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    That's my problem with SOME LITRPG.
     
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    My rating scale:

    1: Utter trash, shouldn't have been made public
    2: Hated the story because of obvious political bias of author bleeding through to the point that it looks like there was an ulterior motive to publishing the book
    3: Didn't like the story for whatever reason, craft or not.
    4: Liked the story, will continue to read series or author.
    5: Throwing my underwear at the author. GIVE ME MORE!!! Don't make me come find you!
     
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  4. Kidlike101

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    well in fayroll specifically the world building is good with a plot driven story, it made me think of a reversed Way of a Shaman actually. I've read book one though. it might have changed after that. I tend to lean toward character driven tales personally.
     
  5. WildAzazel

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    I mean I did like some ideas from Fayroll. It was just missing some sort of challenge to it. It seemed like everything went off without a hitch for him.
     
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  6. CheshirePhoenix

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    Stupid people. I really hate it when characters in books act stupid and/or ridiculously selfish, especially when it's repetitive. Like this:

    Awesome McAwesomesauce the Premier Protagonist (AMPP): hey guys, X is going to happen!
    Stupid ignorant selfish idiots (SISI): nah. X will never happen!
    AMPP: hey guys, I *know* X is happening because I saw it myself!
    SISI: we don't believe you, now go away because we are your betters.
    X happens and completely wrecks the SISIs shit
    SISI: OMG AMPP HALP! X HAPPENED AND WRECKED OUR SHIT!
    AMPP helps because he or she is The Good Guy
    SISI: thanks AMPP now gitfo.
    AMPP gitfos, as requested
    Later...
    AMPP: hey guys, Y is gonna happen
    SISI: nah, Y will never happen!

    Rinse and repeat with every conflict in each book in a series. I mean really, even the densest mfr would eventually learn that AMPP is probably not only absolutely trustworthy (because AMPP), but also probably completely in the right.

    A corollary to this rule is the protagonist who doesn't want to scare people or interrupt a special occasion that s/he knows is going to get wrecked purely Because Reasons.

    Or when an author is putting in a contrived love triangle that relies on otherwise mature, skilled, intelligent AMPPs acting like blithering idiots because there can hardly be any story nowadays where there isn't a fking love triangle Because Reasons.
     
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  7. Paul Bellow

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    Wow. After posting my thoughts on two books, someone gave me a drive-by one-star saying the same thing about my book. Heh.
     
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    Wow there are some truly petty children out there.
     
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    Right? Le sigh.

    In better news, the edit on Goblin is going well. Having book two and three written and a clearer picture of books 9 through 12, I can make book one even better. Wish I had endless time. Heh.

    This side project I've dusted off has me going in a few new / fun directions too. Natural Language Processing. Yum! ;)

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  10. CheshirePhoenix

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  11. Kidlike101

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    wow, that's actually petty....
    Or it could be a coincidence? different strokes for different folks and all.

    *gives you a hug*
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    Thanks. I just need thicker armor! ;)


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    No, I'm going to tell you what I keep telling my three year old niece when her uncles attack her with tickle fights and doll snatching.

    ATTTTTTTTTTTTAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKK

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