DaRC wrote:So what authors styles do you like?
Hmm, not so sure really. I used to love reading Stephen Lawhead. Anne McCaffrey too. I read a couple of books by China Miéville and really got into the stories. I'd like to read more of his books. I think it can also be something to do with the subject as well, what hooks and what doesn't.
There's a type of style that I encounter sometimes, but I'm not sure how to explain it. sometimes I don't feel too involved with the story, it seems a bit too detached from the story and the characters, and all I see is a load of words on the page instead of being able to "enter" the story. I tried reading the first Her-Bak by Isha Schwaller de Lubicz but couldn't get into it, and there was another one based in Australia, can't remember what it's called.
LOTR was easier to read because I saw the films a few time and knew the story, and I did like some of it, but it has vast swathes describing landscapes that I just flicked through, like in Jean M. Auel's Earth Children series. Until I saw names and quotation marks, then I knew something was going on, yet even then...
Oh, and for those that have access to the writer's grove I've submitted a story: The Wish Room. Would much appreciate it being looked at