Should I or shouldn't I?
March 18, 2018 9:48am CST
I mentioned before the kindle book I was reading that had all the characters. The book was ok, reasonably interesting..however, since there were sooo many characters, I found it a bit confusing. It also made it a bit hard to connect with the characters. The author has a page on FB, and seems eager to connect with people. Do you think I should mention this to her? I don't want to insult her. I suppose I could code it in a positive way, like although I did enjoy your book..I found the extraordinary number of characters confusing, and not really sure why so many were included..or something like that. Some people are good with accepting critcism and others not so much..
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• Manila, Philippines
I tend to get confused with stories that involve many characters, unless they are being distinguished or have a big impact on the main character. You may privately message her and give her your thought. I am sure the author would appreciate your view of the book.
• United States
Yes, I did take Super Singh's advice and sent her a private message..praising the book then, adding my critque with a smiley face. I think a work is like the author's child..they are sensitive to it, as you might be to your child. Even if they are used to it, it still stings a bit.
• Bunbury, Australia
This is tricky but I guess if you worded it very carefully you could dodge offending her. Hopefully she is secure enough as an author to be able to take what you say, think about it then reject it or accept that you have a valid point
I would tell her I liked the story but found it to be a difficult read because of too many multiple characters. I read the book "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy and found that story confusing for the exact same reason. Too many characters that had no significance to the life of Anna. :-)