defining ‘a good story’
I just found another way to define what is a good story: a story that makes you cry even though you’ve read it 10+ times already.
Another one: a story that will not allow you to put down your book, no matter if you have all hell break out around you and should be doing a gazillion other things rather than read – even though you’ve already read the book more than once and know exactly what’s going to happen.
And another one: a story that makes the world around you seem less real than the one on the page (yes, even though you’ve read it more than once before).
All these things happen to me whenever I pick up any of Tamora Pierce’s Tortall books. Any. No matter how often I’ve read them (and I’ve read them VERY often).
I wish I could tell a story like that. I wish more other people could, as well.
Do you have any stories that fit into these definitions for you? Or do you have any definitions of your own?