Are they forgivable? I think not! I just read two books in two days. Yes, Yes, they're not exactly challenging reads...I read them for the vampiric/girly/slightly erotic value. What can I say? I love the TV show TrueBlood, and so I thought it'd be appropriate to read the books the show was based on, by Charlaine Harris. The first one was good, but there was one inconsistancy - she read a vampires mind when she is apparrently blocked from them. The second was fruitless and messy. There were many, many inconsistancies - some large, some minor. She seemed to go with one narrative, disreguard it, and then move onto another without resolving the first. There were pointless interactions and characters that didn't fit, and the attitude of the narrator changed at the flick of a switch! One of the inconsistancies was ridiculous - she'd fallen asleep at Dawn, the vampire went to his coffin. She awoke twelve hours later - and then described it as being four o'clock in the morning! What's up with this?! The whole book felt rushed, messy, and unsatisfying. They can only be described as...Paranormal romance/mystery novels. They aren't by any strecth thought-provoking, or even very original; however, they're an entertaining read, so i'm reading them. However, given that it's easy enough to read that I managed to finish two books in two days, I'm left wondering - were those inconsistancies necessary? I mean, she can't possibly have been editing properly. I just feel that the entire book was wasted because of such silly little things. What are your thoughts on inconsistancies in books? Do you think they're sloppy and neglegant on the author's/editor's part, or is it forgivable? For me, it ruins the entire illusion of the story...if I got anything from this book, It's that I've learnt to be a more attentive writer.