A lot of novels these days go like this: one chapter of what happened years ago, one chapter of what is happening now. The whole book does this. Past, present, past, present. Or some other kind of alternating story. I'm tired of this. I wish I could tell from the book's cover whether or not the author has used this technique.
@skiring My 1 cent:
Advice on judging a book from my literature teacher almost 30 years ago:
1) read the back cover;
2) read the contents (many are skipping them);
3) read the very end (epilogue).
Then choose if you want to read it.
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