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Recently, my mother received a gift card to a restaurant chain. Our previous visit left us disappointed, so we were not excited at the prospect of going again.
We were pleasantly surprised by the excellent meal and great service. It changed our attitude toward the restaurant, and we'll be going back again in the near future.
Books are like a good meal to a reader. Even when a novel disappoints me, I take into account several things:
1) Is this one of the author's early works? Perhaps they've improved in their craft since then.
2) If the writing is less than adequate, does the story make up for the deficit?
3) Perhaps the story doesn't resonate with me. I'll check the author's other titles to see if they're more to my liking.
If restaurants deserve a second chance, why not give an author another opportunity to grab your interest?
Writers: Do you find yourself editing other author's books as you read? Please tell us how you turn off the internal editor and just enjoy the story.
Readers: Does a dynamite storyline make up for less than stellar writing? Please share.