Do you think the story was plot-based or character driven?

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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 16:59

Gifty Naa Akushia wrote:I think it's more of plot based than character.
I agree with you.
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Post by gali » 10 Oct 2017, 07:28

kandscreeley wrote:It's interesting to read these comments. It almost seems people are split on this one. It almost seems like the story is more setting based instead of plot or character driven.
It does seem the story is more setting based.
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Post by kandscreeley » 10 Oct 2017, 07:32

gali wrote:
kandscreeley wrote:It's interesting to read these comments. It almost seems people are split on this one. It almost seems like the story is more setting based instead of plot or character driven.
It does seem the story is more setting based.
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Post by Ayomba otieno » 10 Oct 2017, 09:18

I think it was plot-based driven. The characters were not described in depth but description of the peninsula describes the plot best.

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Post by gali » 11 Oct 2017, 23:25

Ayomba otieno wrote:I think it was plot-based driven. The characters were not described in depth but description of the peninsula describes the plot best.
I thought so as well.
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Post by Naval Aulakh » 12 Oct 2017, 00:27

According to me the book is character driven. It does not have a strong plot. Sarah is the main character of the story. She has driven the plot of the book. The stories she told drew my interest towards the book.
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Post by gali » 12 Oct 2017, 11:51

Naval Aulakh wrote:According to me the book is character driven. It does not have a strong plot. Sarah is the main character of the story. She has driven the plot of the book. The stories she told drew my interest towards the book.
Interesting. I thought the opposite as the other characters weren't that spectacular.
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Post by Colleen0701 » 14 Oct 2017, 05:32

character driven
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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 15 Oct 2017, 13:25

It had the potential to be both, but I'm going to say plot driven, due to the "story within a story" concept, and the multiple conflicts going on in the story.
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Post by simsweet » 15 Oct 2017, 15:19

Yes I think that the story was but towards the end could have been stronger

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Post by mratdegraff91 » 15 Oct 2017, 17:24

I also felt that it was more plot based. I liked several of the characters but they lacked depth.
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Post by gali » 15 Oct 2017, 22:41

mratdegraff91 wrote:I also felt that it was more plot based. I liked several of the characters but they lacked depth.
I agree that most characters lacked depth.
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Post by Ash and Stars » 16 Oct 2017, 15:10

I think the story was character driven, but this is because of how focused I was on Sarah's character

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Post by gali » 20 Oct 2017, 07:42

Ash and Stars wrote:I think the story was character driven, but this is because of how focused I was on Sarah's character
She was a strong character.
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Post by Athena Moon » 21 Oct 2017, 06:26

I'd love to say it was mostly plot based, however I learr just enough of the characters to get close to them. The verdict would be - both.

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