Comments: 5
BrokenTune 2 years ago
LoL. I also get tired very quickly of descriptions of what people are wearing. It usually does not add anything to the story or the character.
Lillelara 2 years ago
Reading the first Phryne Fisher mystery really has obliterated my patience for any kind of clothes descriptions ;D
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Exactly that!!! XD
Murder by Death 2 years ago
Not ridiculous; it's something that I either appreciate or am irritated by depending on which author is doing it and in what context. I don't mind the example above, because it's short (one sentence) I'm a heavily visual thinker/reader - I 'see' the story in my head, so the description sharpens the clarity of that mental movie, so to speak. But it irritates me when there are too many details, and the descriptions are more than a few sentences and devolve into describing accessories, shoes, scent, blah blah blah. I appreciate a clear mental image, but it doesn't have to be 4k.
Lillelara 2 years ago
Tbh, this wasn´t even the worst clothes description incident in the book, it was the only one I could find after having finished the book ;).

Yes, descriptions in a book can add something to the story. The book I´m reading now has some great desriptions of the characters appearances.
The descriptions in this book, however, definitely took me out of my reading flow, even though they were short ones. Which makes me weary of them, pretty quickly.