Re: RARA-AVIS: Not Off-Topic: Biography spoilers?

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 06 Aug 2010

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    --- In, David Rachels <RachelsDA@...> wrote:
    > No, regarding bios, you are not off base. The Nevins biography of Woolrich, for example, contains detailed summaries of all CW's novels.

    Yes, it's definitely a danger. On the other hand, they say that a good story is one where, if they told you what happens, you would still read it... But with mysteries the danger is there, no question. I don't think one can write a thorough literary biography without giving away more than is prudent, even when there is no strict mystery to the story. It's even worse with movies -- in a few cases, reading about it seriously damaged the experience for me.



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