Which do you prefer to read? Do you prefer books such as the Saga and the Demonata, which are written in First person (I walked to the shops…) Or do you prefer it to be more like the Thin Executioner, written in Third Person (Leah walked to the shops…)?
Do you think it makes a difference to your enjoyment of the story? Do you feel more connected to a character when it’s written in First person, or do you like the freedom of experiencing whats going on in a larger scale than one characters head that comes from Third person?
i prefer the first person narritive, as it makes it seem more personal and I find it easier to relate to the story, however i’m a fan of fallen by lauren kate which is written in third person and it is one of the rare ones i actually like :)
This is a tricky one. It depends on the books. The Saga and the Demonata work well as first person, as they are very emotional stories, and we really get to know the narrators and connect to them through the first person narrative. However I also love books which give many different perspectives in one novel, and third person can achieve this. I like getting told a story from different places and by different people and then seeing in the end how they finally all merge together. I think that is what I liked about The Demonata so much. It was first person and yet it managed to tell teh story from three different perspectives and it all came together so perfectly.
I think i’m gonna have to go for third person, I like epic stories, and I don’t get the feeling of epic when the reader is trapped within the confines of the narrator’s mind. I’m thinking that most people on teh board will go for first, though…
For writing, I definately prefer 3rd person. 1st is rather limiting, for me at least, in that I really like going off for a paragraph or two and give a perspective of the main character(s), or show something to the reader that the characters don’t yet know. I enjoy reading 1st, and there’s plenty of good 1st person books out there, but if they get set up incorrectly the story can start to feel managled. an example would be as if an author just wrote 1st person and didn’t give a reason, like darren’s diary. It laid down a more solid timeline than if the story just began out of the blue. Generally speaking, I’ll take a 3rd person book over a 1st person
I like first person better, because you feel more connected to the character, as if you know them personally. It helps when you’re reading; you can experience what the character is going through on a deeper level.
Not only that, but it’s (in my opinion) easier to write in first person than third person.
1st person. it connects you to the charactor more and it helps you understand the story line better. like if they were having a conversation you can know why the charactor said what he said. like when mr crepsley is explaining the dome and stone of the blood to darren in the cdf series, darren askes loads of questions and you nderstand why he’s asking it. if it was 3rd person, it wouldn’t make as much sence to his questions. if you et what i mean. but thats my opinion, i think its also because i imagin darren my age so he thinks the way i think.