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The Unwritten

January 19, 2011

When a book is read, an irrevocable thing happens – a murder, followed by an imposture.  The story in the  mind murders the story on the page, and takes its place.

≡  Mike Carey  – Author of The Unwritten

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Chris permalink
    January 19, 2011 3:42 pm

    Huh?!

    • luminousvignettes permalink*
      January 19, 2011 4:18 pm

      Just an interesting quote I came across. Basically, when we read a piece of fiction, our imagination takes the reins and what we see in our mind’s eye may not have been exactly the intent of the author, but that story takes on a life of its own for us. For example, since you are currently reading some Dickens, as you picture it in your mind, you aren’t seeing the exact same thing Dickens intended for this fictional world he created. Just an interesting way of looking at stories and fiction.

  2. Chris permalink
    January 19, 2011 4:23 pm

    Got it! Happens in teaching and preaching all the time! 😉 BTW, love the pic!

    • luminousvignettes permalink*
      January 19, 2011 5:23 pm

      I’m sure it does happen all the time! Although it scares me when this is happening with God’s Word, replacing the message on the page with your own “take” on it. Somehow it doesn’t bother me as much when it comes to fiction!

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