Today's Booking Through Thursday asks us this:
Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness? Which would you rather read?Hands down plots or at least writings that at least have some structure to them, even if there isn't necessarily any real plot.
I tried reading stream-of-consciousness once and I swear, it's not only hard to get anything out of it but I actually for the first and last time ever dreaded picking up a book to read it. I had to write a thesis for my Bachelor's Degree and for some ungodly reason I picked James Joyce to work on. I did fine with Dubliners and Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man but when it came to Ulysses, I began to doubt my sanity. In the end, I did read the whole book but if you ask me anything about it, I would be drawing a blank.
The thing of it is, I hate chaos and stream-of-consciousness is chaos for me.