I agree. That's why I don't tend to like those techno-thrillers with
painstakingly detailed descriptions of weaponry as well as Wikipedia-
style passages of historical background. In my view, that's just an
inept author – or a genre convention that needs to go away – trying
to give his story verisimilitude. Good fiction should not typically
resort to this heavy-handed realism but neither should it rely on
the lazy clichés I was talking about.
--- In email@example.com, "Juri Nummelin"
> There's a theory that you don't have to get everything right,
> terms of locale or geography, in a film or a book that's set in,
> The scenery, landscapes, cafés, churches, streets, are fictional
> their own universe, so we don't really have to care for the
mistakes we see
> in movies or in books.
> I don't know if this is true, but it's a theory.
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