Have you ever felt that a book sounds too much like a book?
I mean, have you ever felt like you're inside the author's mind while he tries to create that book? As if somehow you can see him sit in front of the PC, squeezing out the words. Imagining him taping the keyboards, while his mind is racing, as he tries to connect the dots of the story he is writing. Have you ever felt that?
Well, this is not good.
Lately while reading some books, I started to spot the parts where the author says something only to remind us what happened before. But the thing is that those parts do not fit in the story. It's like a reminder and I can almost see the yellow flashing arrows pointing at those parts.
As if this wasn't enough other parts of the story raised before me like walls, interrupting the pace and the continuity just to describe an action or a place. So I feel disconnected from the story just because my mind sticks to those parts.
I wonder if it's just me, or if my writing has to do something with that. As if subconsciously I try to decode that book and find out how it was written in an attempt to learn more about the writing process.
But this doesn't happen often and so I wonder if it's just the book. But then again it's a widely known book, loved by so many people so I end up thinking that it's just me.
Oh, I don't know. It is frustrating.
Have you left like this? What do you do when that happens?
Please share your thoughts.