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Re: Basic information
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2013, 10:49:56 pm »
And so I read this one, quite interesting, but 10 page short chapter about the main character, but then I have to jump to the other side of the world like three times and read about three other characters who for some reason don't have any contact with eachother. If I'm supposed to wonder what is happening to the friends of the main character, while he is hidden in some forrest learning some awesome magic from the elves, why not let me wonder? Instead, the author shows me everything every ten pages. If a main character worries about his friends he hasn't seen for months - good, but why do I have to know what they are doing, while he doesn't? You know what is the most interesting part of any book? That you don't know everything. The story of the main character may be like 20% of everything that is going on during the book, but why take all the suspense and show the reader the other 79%? What, you really think that other 1% you don't show is going to make me interested? Damn, you're dumb. If someone has to create 5 parallel stories in addition to the main one, then it means that he just can't write more than 100 pages about the plot he invented about the main character. And that means he shouldn't write any more than 100 page novels at all.
Which book you're talking about?
Along the shore the cloud waves break,
The twin suns sink behind the lake,
The shadows lengthen
In Carcosa.

Strange is the night where black stars rise,
And strange moons circle through the skies,
But stranger still is
Lost Carcosa.

Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
Where flap the tatters of the King,
Must die unheard in
Dim Carcosa.

Song of my soul, my voice is dead,
Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
Shall dry and die in
Lost Carcosa.
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