Monday, September 21, 2009

Pet Peeves as a Reader

Pop on over to the Writing Fortress blog to check out my post today about 10 of my pet peeves as a reading addict. Some of it may look familiar from a post over a year ago, but I've added a few.

Then (pretty please) share some of your own pet peeves in the comments either here or over there.


abel said...

Main characters who are the "good guys" in the book, solve the mystery (or evil plot) then kill the bad guy for no other reason other than they think they should.

Yes, Lee Child, I'm thinking of Jack Reacher.

Deborah said...

I read one novel recently where the love interest was killed and the ex waltzed in to take his place. So not cool. I gave the second novel a chance because it was touted as the hunt for the dead guy who - somehow - wasn't really dead. There was a hunt all right, but it was for some bad ugly magic dude. The dead guy coming back was an accident, and didn't even happen until the end. I haven't even looked at the rest of the series.

L.T. Elliot said...

Your pet peeves were pretty darn great. My biggest one is when you start with a great set of characters and the author pushes one of them down an elevator shaft of TURNS THE HEROINE INTO A DEER so that they can make room for the sexy new interloper. And yes, the capitalized reference is a true story. Ugh.