If you’re anything like me, one of your favorite reasons to read is for the story. Not for the character development and interaction. Not because of the descriptive, emotive powers of the writer. Not because of deep, literary meaning hidden beneath layers of metaphor. (Even though those are all good things.) No … it’s because you want to know what happens next?
Or, um, is it just me?
Ummm…no, it’s not only you. One of the main purpose of reading a book, for me, is the story. Many books I have loved have strong story lines, be it fiction or non-fiction.Moreover, I tend to remember books which have a good story.
But sometimes, I just might read a book because it has some interesting and different concepts. For e.g. Eleven minutes.
I don’t know many people who like the book. But I loved it. I don’t think it has a strong story line, but I was still interested to read it back to back.
Sometimes, I read a book because the writing is very beautiful. It may or may not have a strong story.