This is my first “meme” for the blog. Hosted by www.btt2.wordpress.com.
Question: Do you have a preference between “person” in the books you read? Do you prefer third-person to first-person? Or don’t you care?
And … why??
While 3rd person POV doesn’t bother me in a story, I really prefer 1st person POV. I especially love multiple 1st person POVs.
I feel like 1st person makes it easier to establish a connection between the reader and the character. Where 3rd person can tell you how any given character thinks or feels, 1st person allows you to experience it right along with them. If done well, I enjoy the “stream of consciousness” type of style that you just can’t get in a 3rd person view.
I understand that 1st person can limit the story, only being able to experience what the character experiences. That’s why I love multiple 1st person views. You get to establish that connection with more than one character and it helps move the story along.
One thing I can’t stand, though, is 1st person for the main character, interspersed with 3rd person to show other characters. I don’t know why, but that feels like cheating to me.