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  • emu 💔
    Aug 9
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    KTT, What Are Your Favorite Book Tropes?

    1. When there is a story within a story
    2. When the bad guy — who thinks they're 100% right — gets their comeuppance:
    3. When stories have "huge timelines...that start with one character in one era and then shifts hundreds to thousands of years in the future...and you see the consequences of those actions in the future"
    4. "When the protagonist learns something new and they and the reader have to reevaluate everything that happened in the book to that point"
    5. When the plot involves a well-planned heist. "They gather the team, go over the plan — especially the moment when everything seems to go off the rails, but it's all really part of the mastermind's plan"
    6. When the main characters are forced to take a road trip and work out their differences along the way
    7. When the different, unrelated characters — usually depicted through changing POVs — end up traveling to the same destination

    More tropes here: buzzfeed.com/ehisosifo1/favorite-best-book-tropes

    What are your favorite book tropes? Do you hate book tropes?

  • When a book's so large and all-encompassing that it's part of the plot itself

  • emu 💔
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    Aug 9

    I like stories where I'm led to believe I know who the good guy and the bad guy is and then I get more information about what truly happened and the lines become blurred. I also love #7 different unrelated characters crossing paths in a nonlinear story and then finding out how they affected each other's lives without even knowing.

  • Aug 10

    Unreliable narrators

  • Aug 11
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    When the narrator is like “although I didn’t know it at the time, that was the last time I ever saw him”

  • when the narrator talks to the readers in the story and the narrator, the main character and every other character just says f*** this story who gives a damn let's go on an adventure

    best stories of all time

  • niccalix

    When the narrator is like “although I didn’t know it at the time, that was the last time I ever saw him”

    why do we like this trope so much?

    I know exactly what you mean and that feeling you get after reading a line that gets me like

  • Story-within-a-story

    My favorite examples are Nicholas Spark’s The Notebook (the best one), the tale of Cupid and Psyche, and Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher.

  • Aug 14

    Main character deaths

  • Story within a story goated

  • niccalix

    When the narrator is like “although I didn’t know it at the time, that was the last time I ever saw him”

    Nah this is so corny and lazy imo

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