Guess what! I’m a guest over on Picture Me Reading today, where I join Alisa and Aidan during their Book Club Extra audio discussion. I’m a huge fan of both Alisa’s Picture Me Reading blog where she illustrates her book reviews and Aidan’s Chair With A Panda blog where he reviews Doctor Who television episodes, movies, and tie-in books.
This week we discuss Stories from Multiple Perspectives (click the link to listen to the audio discussion) talking about three books where this plotting device is used and how it affects the story telling. Does scene jumping work? Is retelling from different points of view interesting or does it get dull? Is this just a trend? Does it work? I have not always been a fan of multiple perspectives, but there have been series where I think this type of storytelling works.
Below are our picks and links to reviews, other audio discussions, and even a review of a tie-in game to one of the books! A lot of links, a lot of fun, you can now waste your whole morning here.
Alisa’s Picks: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (Alisa looks forward to reading and reviewing this book), Flat Out Matt by Jessica Park (Alisa rated it 4 stars!), and The Farm by Emily McKay (illustrated review and audio discussion).
Aidan’s Picks: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Aidan has talked about this book before in his discussion of adaptions of the book), Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (check out Alisa and Aidan’s review of the Book to Game aspect of this series, poor Aidan lost (I do like his sad face. :)), and The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg.
My Picks: Chaos Walking Series by Patrick Ness (I’ve reviewed The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer, and Monsters of Men), Crossed by Ally Condie, and Black London Series by Caitlin Kittridge (A review of the first three books).