Would you rather read a book with excellent content but horrible writing or a book with terrible content but amazing writing?

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Jann Nikka Profile
Jann Nikka answered

Excellent content. No horror, gross, blood and guts or satanic. I'm very very picky about what I read 📚. 

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

I wouldn't waste my time on either.

Rooster Cogburn Profile
Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

I've partially read both and chucked them into the give away pile. No thank you for either. I'm picky with what I read.

Levi F. Profile
Levi F. answered

Well, what exactly would be "terrible content" that would have amazing writing?

I can't read terrible writing. Part of why I read is to enjoy the writing of the author. There's no point in reading something to me if the writing is no good.

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KB Baldwin
KB Baldwin commented
You are spot on. Good writing is a beauty to behold, and a good author can make a fairly weak tale better. Bad writing just destroys the pleasure in reading.
Danae Hitch
Danae Hitch commented
Agreed!
Tris Fray Potter Profile

Horrible content- I can stand books with horrible writing, but I hate it when a book has horrible content.

To be honest, though, I usually put the book down when it has either horrible writing or horrible content.

Matt Radiance Profile
Matt Radiance answered

I don't think these would work together!

The horrible writing will destroy an excellent content.

Horrible content can be decided individually, when to someone a content is horrible. No matter if the writer wrote their best in it ! The content is horrible and nothing can help it.

Both must be moderately balanced to the reader.

Janis Haskell Profile
Janis Haskell answered

When I start reading a book with either poor writing or poor content, I usually give up after the first chapter.  There are too many great books out there to settle for either of those choices .... So many books, so little time! :)

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