I've just finished a book by John Updike, Rabbit is rich
. Here is one of my burblings about the book, which by the time I finished it I mentioned on the book thread "What are you reading now" several times. I spoke of description, and the narrator's internal monologue, and failed to mention the obvious, actions of the characters. I think of those as a kind of triangle.
Quoting myself and including my misplaced apostrophes:
'I finally finished John Updike's Rabbit Is Rich. It is the third book in a series of three, and I hadn't read the first two, thus missing some context as I started it - as I mentioned earlier. I gradually began to appreciate the pagefull's of Rabbit thinking to himself in stream of consciousness, all very believable, and the pagefull's or at least multiple paragraph's at a time of description of the environment he is going through at any given moment. It was slow going, as I would tend to drift off from Rabbit's state of mind into my own dream state, either mulling my own thoughts or actually going to sleep.
I wouldn't recommend it easily to others, but I ended up enjoying the ride."
Further components of writing - plot, story line, pacing