Posted by MizB
What is the one (or maybe two) qualities a book must have for you to pass it along to your best friend as a “must-read”?
A really good plot is a must, but more than that, there has to be that one character that I love so much that I have to pass him along.
Lately, it’s been the fantasy and scifi stories of C.J. Cherryh. In every one of her books, there’s a man or woman who, though flawed in very human ways, is still a good, true, loving, vulnerable, courageous, beautiful, strong person.
And it’s the flawed character I always fall in love with, the one who rises above his weaknesses and becomes the hero at the end, even if it’s just a minor victory in the big scheme.
A good supporting caste makes the book that much better and I’d be more likely to pass it on to friends. I like the understanding best friend and supporting lover and funny side-kick. I like the strong protecter and the one who needs the hero’s help. I like to know my hero has people to take care of him/her after I put the book down for the last time.
What about you? What makes you pass on a book?
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