Discussion What's the reason you dropped a novel?

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What's the reason you stop reading a novel?

Poll closed May 10, 2019.
  1. Plot went bad

    68.1%
  2. Forgot the novel title

    10.9%
  3. Forgot last chapter read

    15.7%
  4. Forgot the story but don't want to re-read

    20.1%
  5. Haven't read for a while & there's too much to chapters catch up

    20.5%
  6. Too much ads on translator site

    22.3%
  7. Don't like the plot twist

    23.6%
  8. Read the spoiler so no need to read the novel

    7.9%
  9. Site is not mobile friendly

    12.2%
  10. Misclick reading list & too lazy to find out the correct read chapter

    5.7%
  11. Stockpile chapter forever

    21.8%
  12. Love it too much, don't want it to end

    11.4%
  13. Repetitive plot

    48.9%
  14. Fav character is mistreated by author

    16.2%
  15. Slow updates

    27.5%
  16. Excessive discrimination

    25.3%
  17. Slow plot

    17.0%
  18. Character change

    10.5%
  19. Sudden hateful tropes (NTR rape etc etc)

    37.6%
  20. Paywall

    30.6%
  21. Bad translations

    25.8%
  22. Hate MC character

    22.3%
  23. Tried reading, doesn't like it

    29.3%
  24. Writing is too good, hate the villain too much

    0.9%
  25. Novel is discontinued

    24.9%
  26. Inconsistency or plot holes

    25.8%
  27. Plot armor >9000

    15.7%
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  1. Wujigege

    Wujigege *Christian*Generous Penny-Pincher*Subtitles*

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    My main reason is usually rape
    Gratuitous rape is pointless
    I refused to watch Return of the Condor Hero for years
    Sex with a loli is another.
    Protagonist getting too strong too fast
    Romance
    Romance is very difficult to write, smart authors accept they suck at it and they simply flatter to deceive
     
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  2. Maraderchik

    Maraderchik Well-Known Member

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    Uh, oh, so futa x girl is straight or yuri, I'm confused.:sweating_profusely:
     
  3. Karyehs

    Karyehs Well-Known Member

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    Most of the time I drop novels for the following reasons:

    1) Too many PoV switches for my taste. I don't give a fuck about most things that aren't from the perspective of the MC. This type of "worldbuilding" is just not interesting for me and feels like a lazy/easy way for the author to use 500+ words to set the scene.

    2) Consequently wimpy/weak MC, especially when every reader should know he is capable of solving his situation easily.

    3) Too bad or too slow translation that I simply lose interest to visit the site after a while. I got 20+ novels in my bookmarks that I planned to continue, but most likely never will - I skip them even when I am out of stuff to read.

    4) Too many delays/fillers... You know, whenever a plotpoint should be resolved you get a cliffhanger, the next chapter is from a different perspective, the chapter after that almost resolves the situation in a decent/cool/flashy manner, just for the scene to pause and spend half the chapter to explain how this situation came to be. (even if it's obvious...).. It basically takes 3-4 chapters for something that could have been 2 chapters without fillers.
     
  4. Kawalan

    Kawalan Active Member

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    Biggest reasons for dropping is that I forgot the title, too slow an update caused by either slow or unmotivated translator or just ran out of source material. I like binge reading a series, reading 10-20 chapters depending on how long a chapter is in one sitting, so I don't read newly picked up translations and let those on my reading list reach my desired length before I continue reading but when the updates are too slow, I forget what the title was, what chapter I was on, what was the happening in the story and just drop it all together.

    Another reason is bad plot development, I'm very easy to please that repetitive generic stuff is still appealing to me but inconsistency after inconsistency grinds my gears.
     
  5. Lianyin

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    Hmm I always try to finish a novel, but once in a blue moon, I drop novels midway if I find it hard to continue reading. Maybe it was simply too boring, or more accurately, maybe I didn't like the plot. Sometimes, it wasn't that the novel wasn't well-written (one of it was on the popular chart), but more like, it wasn't my cup of tea. Otherwise, I always try my best to finish it!
     
  6. Bachingchung

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    I read a negative review, and something inside me shattered. I'm like "wtf this is so accurate", then I couldn't read the novel the same way anymore.
     
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    joey183 Well-Known Member

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    Same.
    I prefer my pairings to be straight.
    The plot becomes too predictive that I just stops reading it until there are more chapters so I can skim through those parts.
    Same here. Bad ML just spoils it for me especially when you know that the FL would definitely be with ML in the end.

    I hate when CN starts bad mouthing JP and KR in their novels just because they are bias to country flaws and not individual. Too much of this just makes me lose the mood to read further.
    Happens when the stories have too many chapters of fillers that gets no where, which makes worst by slow updates from TL.

    The worst I hate most is when the girls are all one dimension. Just one look and they'll immediately falls for the MC and somehow they are content to share the MC with other girls, meaning no fighting or jealousy.
     
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    ZeroBlink Well-Known Member

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    Mostly , because of the writing style. If a novel does not progress logically, with proper world and character building , stuff just HAPPENS to the characters without a logical order of consequences, then I just drop it.
    Second reason would be bad comedy, eg. Everyone Is Returner. It's so immersion breaking that I just dropped it on the spot , the author calls the MC the "protocosmic virgin" , it's childish and his sidenotes are also very annoying.
     
  9. Kawalan

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    I like how most negative reviews carry more truth than positive and neutral ones. They're pretty entertaining as well if you like salt in your life :blobsalt:
     
  10. CoffeeHour

    CoffeeHour New Member

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    If it is a completed novel with more than 3000 chapters, it feels too overwhelming to even start reading it. I will consider reading it only if it is a well-known novel with several good reviews. I have previously stopped reading one novel at around the 2800th chapter while it is still on-going, the plots become 'too tired' and 'forced' at that stage. I think most novels should not exceed 2500 chapters, it's better to start a new novel, eg. prequel and sequel style.