The Book Nook

Welcome to the Book Nook! This is the weekly thread for Avocados to discuss books we’re currently reading, recommendations, genre, and serious literary criticism.

This week’s recommended discussion: how the structure of a novel or series informs your interpretation of a character, or how their growth is shown. This one was inspired by a discussion of The Dark Tower books, and how the TV adaptation is starting with Wizard and Glass. I maintain his youth and first mission are a terrible place to launch Roland’s character, and he’s better served by the structure of the book series. What other characters have structure as a major factor in how you perceive them?

Settle into your favorite chair, and let’s celebrate the written word.

One caveat: because we’re here to use our words, this is a NO GIF/YouTube/social media embed zone. The OTs are full of clutter, and I want to keep that out of this thread. Pictures of books related to a post are fine, though.

upcoming topics:
9/18: bad reading habits (h/t to the good king snugglewumps)
9/25: changing seasons
10/2: popular books you don’t like (h/t to I Hate Water)
10/9: book paraphernalia

Book Nook posts every Wednesday at 8:15 AM Eastern.