Dick Lochte wrote:
> Chandler didn't bother with
> such guff. The fact that Marlowe knew and liked the game of chess said
> enough about the man.
> What we know about them, particularly Hammett's
> comes from reading between the lines.
I believe this defines the difference between reading and
watching television or a movie. The visual media provide so
much information with a single shot- all those physical
details like the character's appearance, clothing etc. TV
& the Movies are how most people consume fiction these
days, but the characters belong to the creators. How often
are we disappointed when the characters in a movie based upon
a book aren't the way we've imagined them?
A few telling details in the book however, and the reader
fills in the rest. The characters belong to the reader. Books
are the original interactive medium.
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