Thoughtful Thursday – Favorite POV – May 29, 2014

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Reading Is Fun Again created Thoughtful Thursday. Each week, she posts a new bookish thought that she discusses.

Everyone is welcome to join. 

 

May 29: What is your favorite POV style? First person? Second person? Third person? 

 

I’m a sucker for First person POV, especially when I can’t trust him (or her).  I like to hear characters’ thoughts, and I UBER like being lead astray.  One of my favorite books of ALL TIME (though I rarely have the available brain power and/or free notebook space to re-read it), is House of Leaves, by Mark Danielewski.  It’s fun, it’s creepy, and still, after having read it several times, I haven’t decided who (or what) to believe.

 

I’m all for ubiquitous narrators, but there’s something just a little more believable about storytellers that can’t (or don’t) quite trust themselves.

 

Be sure to check out the other posts on this topic at Reading Is Fun Again.

 

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Comments

  1. I don’t think I have a favorite, to be honest. I like them all for different reasons, and it really depends on the story. And one of my favorite books, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, uses first, second, third person points of view. I love it.