Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Name Your Poison

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 26 Aug 2006

Hmmm. Surely some of the enjoyment of reading fiction is that you experience other people's reality. You can't do that by walking down the street.


----- Original Message -----
  From: Michael Robison
  Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2006 2:24 AM
  Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Name Your Poison

  Richard Moore wrote:

  Great points, Kevin. Most private eye stories--almost
  all of them have the same relationship to reality that
  most western stories have...

  If I was looking for reality, I wouldn't read books.
  I could just walk down the street. Reality in fiction
  is overrated. It's truth I'm looking for.


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