I’m not sure if there really is a recipe for the perfect book, but when I read a novel which I consider to be an exceptionally good book, I try to analyse why exactly I thought it was brilliant. What made it stand out for me?
There are a variety of objective (editing, plot…) and subjective (if I identify with the characters, preferred genre, expectations…) elements which determine a novel’s appeal, but they’re not easy to pinpoint.
This morning on twitter, I came across this fabulous post by Rachel Carney http://createdtoread.com/about/ which identifies all the factors, which combined lead to a great book.
These are the characteristics Rachel Carney identifies:
Read the whole article. It’s fabulous!
What makes a good book ‘good’?
Any other factors you can think of?