Wednesday, September 4, 2013
For some readers, one of the key factors in enjoyment of a novel is if they find something or someone they can identify and relate, at least to some extent. Do some aspects of the main character or one of the principal characters remind you of yourself? Or perhaps of the self you would like to be. It may depend on the genre. If you like to read true crime or horror, you probably wish to be neither the perpetrator nor the victim.
With mystery novels, some readers like to be an assistant, so to speak, to the amateur detective, working alongside him or her, trying to piece the clues together. There are websites that list the cozy type of mystery according to the occupation or hobby of the main character--when she is not detecting, that is. Here's a partial list from one cozy mystery blog:
Something for (almost) everyone!