Each week I choose four books from the mobile library and bring them home to read. I rarely pick a known author. I read the back and decide whether I am in the mood for a family saga or a thriller.
The last book I started made me think of my choices.It is completely plot driven – as is usual with detective stories. I honestly don’t know why they are so popular. If you don’t like the character of the detective why should you care about the story?
This is the second time I have found myself struggling to finish a book. I can see that I need character driven novels and, of course, there are some detective stories that have interesting characters ( Holmes, for instance)
Which do you prefer? Can you enjoy both? I can enjoy detective programmes on TV but , from now on, I’ll avoid them in books!