Thursday, September 13, 2012
Books Using Various Devices to Forward the Plot
Reading a book now, and it is far from the first, that uses text messages, emails, notes, phone calls, etc. to move the plot along.
How do you feel about this? A little goes a long way for me. I realize a novel set in today's world has to draw from it, but it gets tiring reading who it was that sent the message, who received it, the date, etc.
And yes, I know John Dos Passos was an early believer in story lines composed from letters, headlines, graphics, etc. Loved him and loved the graphics but maybe not the rest.
How open are you toward using various devices to move the plot along?