+33 Mystery Novels As a Whole are Written Incorrectly, amirite?

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Video games may be better venue for this, I think.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

I agree that the whole mystery genre is boring asf, but to be fair, actual investigators chase down red herrings and dead ends too. Personally I was never a fan of choose your own adventure either, so I don't really have a dog in this fight.

by Plenty_Year 1 month ago

Yes they do, it's a natural there is no perfect path through solving a mystery. What I don't like is being presented with a challenge (solve the mystery) but then not being given any control over the path & pace of the story to do so. If there are 10 secondary characters/suspects I want to prioritize my own discussions with them and not follow the path laid out by the author simply because the author needs to pad their read time.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

I just don't have the discipline for choosing my own path in a book/I end up checking to see what would have happened if I'd made another decision and ruining it.

by Plenty_Year 1 month ago

Sure 😂. Explain this to me though: you think mystery novels as commonly written are "wrong and boring", and yet you have read hundreds of them?

by Anonymous 1 month ago

I genuinely believe there must be some value In them as a genre and I am a voracious reader so eventually I end up with another one in my hands. I know it's kind of masochistic.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

I think a Rashomon type device would work just as well, if not better.

by Anonymous 1 month ago