Don’t forget that you can find previous Tuesday Talks posts right here.
And this week’s topic is:
Does too much description kill a story?
In short, yes. I find that too much description totally kills the mood of a book.
One series that does this ALL THE TIME is the A Song of Ice and Fire series. George R.R Martin is such a famous author now since Game of Thrones was launched as a TV show. Unfortunately, his books are all around 800 pages long and some of those pages are feast descriptions or weather descriptions.
It killed the mood and I was just like okay c’mon, I get the picture there was a lot of rich foods at the feast. Yes I get it the weather was shite, can we move on now?
Overall, I like the scene to be set but don’t give me page upon page of description because I will lose interest!
What about you?