I love authors and I have an incredible amount of respect for all they do.
However, there are certain things that I so wish they would stop doing! You can read Part 1 of this series HERE.
Part 2 of this series will focus onnnn….drumroll please…
TOO MANY CHARACTERS!
Omg this is SUCH a pet peeve of mine.
I would so rather read a book with a handful of well developed characters than a book with so many characters that none of them are developed or even mentioned enough to make significant contributions to the story.
I hate, hate, HATE when I have to flip back through pages (I only read paper books) to try to figure out who a character is because there were just too many to keep straight.
I find this especially frustrating while reading thrillers. I get it…there needs to be a fair amount of characters introduced so the “who done it” isn’t completely obvious. However, it’s more than annoying to find out that the “who done it” turns out to be a meaningless character who I never even had the chance to get to “know” in the first place. Nothing worse than a huge plot twist at the end revolving around an insignificant character.
What do you think? Do you agree with me? How many characters is too many?
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
And just an FYI because a few of you have asked…yes, I’m still reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo! I usually finish reading books must faster than this…but…I’ve been spending any and all of my quiet time on a Bachelor BINGE. I was 5 episodes behind and it was time to just sit and BINGE so I would be caught up for the finale. I’m alllllmost caught up but not quite so until I do, Evelyn Hugo is taking a backseat. As soon as I’m all caught up to Bachelor nation, I will finish Evelyn! My 2 spolier free thoughts on this season:
- This is the first season in the history of The Bachelor that I don’t have a favorite contestant and I haven’t had one all season.
- Peter has made some absolutely HORRIBLE choices. Like…throughout entire time.
Do you watch the Bachelor? Please NO SPOILERS and NO PREDICTIONS if you do!
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