I absolutely agree, our generation - specifically, millennials - LOVES dense narratives. I think, because we have so many forms of media vying for our attention, we're more interested in hearing the actual story and going on the journey; we've learned that character development is part of the storytelling process. As discussed earlier, the use of blank slate characters is also becoming more common, allowing us to "become" the protagonist, further investing us in the plot rather than narration.
Does millenials mean people born after 2000?
CAUSE THAT MAKES ME FEEL OLD.
All bomb points (as always, coming from Chris Fox), but the point about “blank slate characters” makes me SO SAD. All of the best stories (in my opinion) are character driven—hence why Edith Wharton is my author hero and psychological realism is my favorite fiction genre. Of course I love a good, compelling, exciting story (uhhhh hello, HP), but I equally as much (maybe more) love great characters!
^Lawlypop that was so jankily written my b. I’ve been out of college for a couple weeks now and I’m getting dumber by the minute.