"Do you have a preference between “person” in the books you read? Do you prefer third-person to first-person? Or don’t you care? And … why??"
No particular preference. What's important to me is I understand and enjoy the story. I'm a margin scribbler. I tend to scribble reactions on the margin regardless of whoever is narrating. I'm comfortable 'talking back' to you or to him, her or them. But if I really have to choose then okay, first person it is.
Thursday Thirteen: books written in the first person. I read different views about first person narration. Difficult, tricky.... What do you think? Do you have any recommendation? Or if you prefer stories narrated in third person, any title you'd like to share?
1. The Murder of John Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
2. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (horse's point of view)
3. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
4. The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour
5. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
6. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
7. The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
8. White Oleander by Janet Fitch
9. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
10. The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
11. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
12. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
13. Paper Town by John Greene