“I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed.”
— Umberto Eco
Despite Kevin Hillar’s nasty disposition, I remain in love with the novel about him. I like the way the story unfolds; and I so hope others will read it and like it as much as I do.
“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.”
– Mark Twain
“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”
– Ray Bradbury
I finished reading my novel IN THE SEVENTH DAY this Christmas morning. Yes, I’ve read it many times; this time I tried to read it as if I hadn’t written it. Yes, that’s difficult to do. But, a moment in the story surprised even me. I realized that one character had actually done something I’d attributed to another character! Oh the tricks of the mind!
My son said, “You’ve got to be kidding me. You didn’t know that?”
“Well,” I said. “Yes, sort of…”
Tonight, a good friend bought IN THE SEVENTH DAY right in front of me for her Kindle. That was so neat to see.