Saturday, October 11, 2008

I'm Tired of Being Told It's Escapist

I don't read to escape.
I read to expand.

7 comments:

Christian Berntsen said...

I tend to think all fiction reading serves this purpose: to take us to places we never been. That purpose in turn serves a dual function, to escape and enlighten (or expand). Even in the fluffiest of fiction, there is something to learn.

Grasping for the Wind said...

Here! Here!

Navigator said...

Yes, but … of course it is. Escapist, i mean. That's what it's all about. Every literature is. "Expanding" … huhuu… that's psychobabbel. A bit geeky, don't you think?

KatG said...

Okay, you're officially my favorite publisher with this comment. I am going to borrow it and use it widely.

Paolo said...

bitter, lately?

A.R.Yngve said...

Well said!
:)

Jeff Carlson said...

Lou is never bitter, Paolo, only right. ;)