I guess it's because generally they are written in a certain (blokie) style of writing involving:
- lots of action (which I do also appreciate up to a point)
- more heavy on the telling than showing, (ie. less emotion and feelings);
- lots of technical detail
Such delicious description awakens the reader's mind to the MC's mood, her environment and the act which she's performing with just the right amount of detail.
Instead of saying 'roof', she specifies 'slate roof'.
Inside of 'home', she tells us 'small rural home'.
Do you excite the senses for your readers by using delicious description to bring to life the textures, sounds, tastes, smells and sights?
Do you prefer books that show or tell?