View Full Version : When it comes to descriptions...

05-04-2007, 06:34 AM
who's your favorite and why?

05-04-2007, 06:37 AM
I was asking about character descriptions.

05-04-2007, 08:21 AM

Gotta go with my original "mental" source file.

His description gave you an insight into the personality of the characters as well as being great set-ups to some interesting internal/external dialogue.

05-04-2007, 08:24 AM
Probably Douglas Adams.

05-16-2007, 09:46 PM
Stephen King has a real knack for this.

I remember the first time I saw the movie Misery based on his book.

I was astounded that Kathy Bates looked so much like what I had pictured in my head, which in turn made me think WOW, he did a great job of describing her to me from her traits to her appearance.

The guy is gifted.

For descriptions, I also like Nora Roberts, Tess Gerritsen, I used to like Cornwell until her character Scarpetta took a dive into the gloom and doom side and got kinda wierd :/

05-16-2007, 11:12 PM
King for me, as well. Love the way he describes characters.

Fox The Cave
05-26-2007, 06:02 PM
King is good, but Dan Simmons is my favourite. But then again, Simmons is my favourite when it comes to a lot of things!

He just has a real mastery of the art - his characters are all brilliantly realised, and his descriptions of them are excellently accentuated by their actions and dialog.