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Would you read this? - December 8th 2009, 02:07 AM

Let's say, hypothetically, that you were in a bookstore and you picked up an interesting-looking book. You flip it over and read the blurb on the back and it says:

"This is the story of a girl named Scarlett Arden. Kicked out of her house at the tender age of sixteen, she bounces into an abusive relationship with a man she barely knows and back out of it again. Continually searching for love and true independence, she walks the streets of a city twisted by love and greed."

Or something to that effect. Point is, that's basically what happens in the book I'm writing. Would you read it?
   
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Re: Would you read this? - December 8th 2009, 02:16 AM

Yes! It sounds just like the kind I'd love




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Re: Would you read this? - December 8th 2009, 01:25 PM

I'd definitely read it. (And this is coming from a massive bookworm. )
It sounds interesting, and I'd certainly want to check it out.
   
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Re: Would you read this? - December 8th 2009, 01:55 PM

Most definitely

Novels about real-life experiences are always good to read. People will easily be able to relate to your protagonist



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Re: Would you read this? - December 8th 2009, 05:17 PM

Id love to read it, just my type of book


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Re: Would you read this? - December 8th 2009, 05:53 PM

I would definitely read it as well :] I like a lot of different types of books, and the kind you described is definitely one of my favorites.
Chances are when you're writing a story, there's always people who that certain subject will appeal to.
Realistic fiction is a popular genre, so I'm sure you would have a lot of readers.
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Re: Would you read this? - December 8th 2009, 11:31 PM

Doesn't really sound like my cup of tea.

I'd wait to hear more about it from others.
   
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Re: Would you read this? - December 9th 2009, 12:31 AM

yeah, a lot of my friends think my stuff is really depressing. apparently i'm normally a very happy person so it makes them sad when i write about sad stuff. ahaha!
   
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Re: Would you read this? - December 16th 2009, 07:54 PM

sounds like something that's been written/filmed/told a million times before. I wouldn't read it, unless you somehow managed to tell this aged story in an entirely new way
   
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Re: Would you read this? - December 19th 2009, 10:33 AM

Yeah, I'd want to find out what reviews said etc, though. Not the sort of book I'd pick from a huge list or selection..


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Re: Would you read this? - December 23rd 2009, 11:24 PM

yuppity... sounds like it would fit perfectly on my book shelf.



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Re: Would you read this? - December 23rd 2009, 11:34 PM

sounds a teeny bit cliched.. but what I do I know. Books that are cliched sell in their thousands :P
   
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Re: Would you read this? - December 23rd 2009, 11:36 PM

Erm that sounds slightly like a very popular book now.

I might read it, depending on my mood.


   
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Re: Would you read this? - December 24th 2009, 12:19 AM

I'd defiantly read the first few page to see if I liked it.



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Re: Would you read this? - December 24th 2009, 01:56 PM

My mom and I have a fetish for books like that, so chances are I'd buy it.
   
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Re: Would you read this? - December 24th 2009, 03:53 PM

No. sorry.
   
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Re: Would you read this? - December 24th 2009, 04:45 PM

Yes! I LOVE books like that!!
Ahhh. I want to read it now!!! lol


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Re: Would you read this? - December 25th 2009, 03:45 PM

Yes absolutely sounds like my kind of book
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Re: Would you read this? - December 25th 2009, 05:34 PM

Nah doesn't sound like I would pick it up unless it got rave reviews and someone managed to convince me it wasn't like all the others. There's a short in the New Yorker called "Diary of an Interesting Year" which sounds like something... you might like? It's very extreme and kinda triggering though.


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Re: Would you read this? - December 25th 2009, 10:35 PM

Thanks for the replies.
I understand that it does sound a bit cliche. Most books I've read on those sorts of topics have mainly revolved around the 'system' and how the main character is trying to overcome it. My story practically has no reference to that at all and focuses more on the quest for independence that my main character is on.
   
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Re: Would you read this? - December 25th 2009, 10:36 PM

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Erm that sounds slightly like a very popular book now.

I might read it, depending on my mood.
Which book? Just out of curiosity...I might like to read it
   
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Re: Would you read this? - December 28th 2009, 12:40 AM

In the perspective of someone who would be interested in reading a book like that, yes. I'm a guy so it's safe to say that it's also "not my cup of tea". If she got into an abusive relationship with a guy she just met and she just so happened to be a secret agent who wanted to plot revenge against her abusive boyfriend, I'd read it by borrowing it from a friend or something. Not something I actually would buy though. I don't buy a lot of books, so the book has to be REALLY good in order for me to buy it. I can't just pick up a book and buy it because it sounds good.
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