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06/29/2009

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D.W. Merriman

I think LaVonne Neff, whoever she is, is confused with more than just point-of-view. I mean, just look at this quote:

"Harvey tells Jake Jameson's story through the medium of literary fiction—a genre in which, as its detractors are keen to point out, nothing much happens, a great deal of thinking goes on, chronology is a puzzle rather than an anchor, and at the end of the book, the main character is even more miserable than at its beginning.

Most readers, myself among them, prefer likable characters, a page-turning plot, and manageable conflict that leads to some sort of satisfactory resolution."

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