RARA-AVIS: Re: Name Your Poison

From: Dave Zeltserman ( dz@hardluckstories.com)
Date: 28 Aug 2006

Can't disagree with that. Entertainment is the key. If I'm not swept up in a novel within the first 20 or so pages, I usually can't go past that. However, for a novel to affect me or move me--which makes for a much more rewarding experience--it usually touches on some universal truth(which is why noir can be so rewarding!).

Btw. A very entertaining pure pulp book that I just finished is The Last Quarry by Max Allan Collins. Touches on no universal truths, but I still enjoyed this book immensely.

--Dave Z.

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Michael Robison
<miker_zspider@...> wrote:
> Mark wrote:
> And, of course, there's entertainment. It's awfully
> puritanical to claim literature must give a moral
> lesson.
> ***************
> Entertainment is the biggest priority.
> miker
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