Which do you prefer? Lurid, fruity prose, awash in imagery and sensuous textures and colors? Or straight-forward, clean, simple prose?
(You thought I was going to ask something else, didn’t you? Admit it!)
My gut instinct was, oh descriptive, long and flowy of course! Thinking mainly of historical fiction those usually paint the best scenes. And then I really thought about it and I know for a fact that I get annoyed when authors go on and on about something that they only need a few sentences to describe.
So maybe the real question for me is, if you are a great author, then yes, take the time you need to set the scene with beautiful details and lush descriptions, otherwise just cut to the chase, maybe you're better at witty banter instead.
Which do you prefer?