April 6th, 2010

PinkButterfly

Question

Okay, lately I keep seeing something and it's making me itchy. I will read a book that has one, maybe two POV's until the climax of the book. Then the reader is thrust into another character's head or several other heads. This is done when the MC is somewhere else, but the author still wants the reader to know what is going on. Every time I come across this, I stop and flip back through the book because I'm convinced I missed a chapter at some point. Every time it makes me stumble and dampens my excitement about the climax. I just feels rushed or slaped on.

Then again, this could just be me being . . . picky and critical.

So what are your thoughts about sudden POV additions at the very end of a book? 


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