What’s more important: Good writing? Or a good story?
(Of course, a book should have BOTH, but…)
For me it would be writing because that what makes the story riveting and can draw the reader in. Of course the writing can be beautiful, but the story can be utter crap and that would then defeat the purpose. But honestly, good writing can draw me in more into the story than a good story because its what I feel like makes it a good story. How an author weaves their words and make you feel as though you are intruding on somebody's life for a moment is probably slightly more important than the story because its the words that make a good story, not the other way around.