What do you love in your favorite tales? Witty dialogue? Heroic characters? Descriptive prose? Realism? Escapism? Fast pacing? Slow descriptive prose?
Ooo…hard to say. For me, it would probably be dialogue and realism. While I won’t dismiss a book if it doesn’t have these things, I am the type of person who doesn’t really read sci-fi novels or fantasy novels. These are also genres I could never write.
I love dialogue, as it makes a character to come to life. With dialogue, there is a character who has feelings, emotions, goals, wants. In short, it’s a complex person, just like the people in real life.