Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I Hate This Book...So Why Am I Reading It?
Part of the answer to the title question can be summed up as "small libary=limited options." Another answer is that it does have flying kids, even if said flying kids have worst case of Sue/Stu syndrome I've read in a published work.
But, there is something to be said for awful books.
They teach you how not to write a book.
For example, the Maximum Ride series has genetically enegineered hybrids who gain new abilities in the blink of an eye. For example, the youngest one, Angel, is in a submarine miles under the ocean when she decides to go swimming. But it's okay, because she has gills and the ability to NOT be crushed into a soda can of bird-kid.
I was reading a poorly written fanfiction the other day on which someone had made a comment to the effect of "there's artistic license, and then there's bad research." Or an overvivid imagination.
So, what have you learned from bad books?