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The Avenger

Location: New Jersey
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Superman's Pal

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Subj: Re: Genres of prose fiction
Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 at 09:59:27 am EDT (Viewed 142 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Genres of prose fiction
Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 at 12:18:27 am EDT (Viewed 145 times)

    The most recent was probably I got on an H.G. Wells kick and I read three different versions of The Time Machine. Two were the original magazine serials before it got collected into the book, which I had to find online. Then I read his Dr. Moreau and I only got halfway through War of the Worlds.

My favorite book in this vein is Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island, which I recommend for anyone who finds inspiration in the triumph of human ingenuity. I especially recommend it for fans of Iron Man, as Tony Stark is the modern day epitome of what The Mysterious Island glorifies.

    When I was younger I read a lot of Stephen King novels and all of Douglas Adams' books. I didn't branch out too much. I was always a very slow reader. My brother and my other friend could get through a novel in one sitting. It would take me weeks. I think my mind always wandered too much. Maybe that's why I liked comics better. The artwork kept me focused on the story.

I can see that. Also comic books are quicker reads. And most of the information is delivered visually instead of verbally.

What I like about prose fiction is the window into the protagonist's head that we often (though not always) get. I want very much to know what the hero is thinking. It is of course true that some comic books provide this.

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