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Booking through Thursday

Written by Kirsten on April 8th, 2010

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Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness? Which would you rather read?

I’ve not read much stream-of-consciousness, but it does intrigue me. Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse was fascinating to me, though difficult at times to read. I definitely enjoy a brilliantly crafted plot, a la Sarah Waters’s Fingersmith, and am more likely to read something like that, but I think that stream-of-consciousness is a different sort of experience altogether for the reader; it brings you in on a level not many people can actively access, let alone portray with words.

Anyone have any good recommendations for stream-of-consciousness?


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Lori says:

    Plotting is my answer, check it out [HERE]
    .-= Lori´s last blog ..Booking Through Thursday Plotting =-.

  2. Nymeth says:

    My answer would be both too, though I need to be in the mood for stream-of-consciousness. I was glad to see you mention To The lighthouse, as I hope to read that this year. I finished Mrs Dalloway recently and it was definitely the best use of stream-of-consciousness I have ever seen.
    .-= Nymeth´s last blog ..Doreen by Barbara Noble =-.

  3. Shanra says:

    I’d say “Anything modernist” as a recommendation, but that’s not entirely fair.

    This link should give you a starting point, though. I can’t vouch for all the books on there, but the ones I know (Faulker, Joyce, Woolf, Eliot, Rhys) definitely fit there. (I know it’s Wikipedia, I know.)

    My answer for reading is ‘plot’, though. If only because I find s-o-c incredibly hard to focus on. (Well, that and I hated reading half the authors I’ve just mentioned to you. ^-~ Over half, technically, since it’s uneven.)
    .-= Shanra´s last blog ..Norse Code by Greg van Eekhout =-.

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