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Meaning and condescension : Comments

By Tim Howard, published 14/1/2009

Some scattered thoughts on certain aspects of contemporary literary fiction.

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I'm in full agreement with this article...don't know how I missed it first time round.

In my opinion, there's nothing so irritating as an author trying to moralise and preach within a novel. There are so many depressing and miserable stories published that I approach a trip to the bookstore with apprehension, wondering if I'll find anything remotely interesting anymore.

There is only so much reflection that I can take, before I want to escape the real world, and get into a story that grips,thrills, or makes me laugh. That, for me, is what reading a novel is all about. Leave the sermonising, moralising, didactic stories for the pulpit.
Posted by Phil Matimein, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 9:32:38 AM
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