Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about books and reading.
What’s more important: Good writing? Or a good story?
(Of course, a book should have BOTH, but…)
This is something that I’ve thought a lot about, because I enjoy both literary and genre fiction, and I find that the former tends have more of the first and the latter, the second. Honestly, for me, a good story is more important than good writing. A good story will keep me interested in a way that all the good writing in the world can’t if the story is lacking. I think it’s a shame that a lot of good genre writing gets “written off”” (ha) as not being literary enough when there is so much good writing in genre.
What do you look for most in a book–the writing or the story?