What are deal breakers for you? What kinds of things have to happen immediately for you to read past the first few pages? How far into a book is the author still in danger of losing you? When you finish reading a novel, what kinds of things will determine how you qualify your experience? Just trying to find some commonalities in the reading habits of writers. Please feel free to answer one or more of the above, and also to address any issues I overlooked that you think relevant. Thanks.