Book reviews will resume next week.
For now I think it is time to talk about those of us who love a good plot twist.
Important question: are you a plot twist thrill seeker?
Check out the signs below to see whether you are one:
- You crave the rush of excitement and adrenalin from a good plot twist.
- You don’t want to read dull and predictable books.
- You are constantly searching for the ultimate plot twist. This means you are likely to have multiple books on the go
- You trawl through book reviews searching for phrases like ‘WOW – what a plot twist!’ and ‘OMG – I never saw that twist coming!’ Once spotted you hunt down, purchase and read it.
- While starting a good book you can be heard muttering things like; ‘I haven’t experienced a good twist in weeks!’
- Reading enjoyment for you comes from trying to work out what the plot twist will be and whether you will guess it.
- Sometimes your literary pleasure is dampened as you spend most of your time searching for what you believe to be foreshadowing and characters behaving oddly.
- You have a lot of respect for the few authors who have caught you off guard.
- You struggle to control your literary frustration if the plot twist was:
- not there
- not executed cleverly
- just weak! One of your pet hates in life is poorly constructed plot twists.
- You crave that glorious moment when you have been caught off guard, your jaw is on the floor in shock and you are busy flipping back to the previous pages wondering what the hell just happened. This to you is book magic!
- Your book reviews focus heavily on how you felt after the plot twist.
- You need a regular plot twist fix. If you don’t get your regular dose of literary thrill seeking you can get a bit moody.
A big shout out to all the cunning and mischievous authors who are currently rubbing their hands with glee, who have an evil glint in their eye and are about to write a fabulous plot twist!
Have a fabulous day!