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Seriously, I Wrote This Yesterday!

Day two of the “15 minutes a day” project.

 

The topic for today is going to be about reading.  So, if you are not a complete reading nerd like I am don’t waste your time reading any further. I wonder, how prevalent is the multiple-voice novel?  I just finished reading The Help by Katherine Stockett.  Wonderful read by the way, written through the voice of three different characters.  Now I am reading the book, Awaiting Your Reply by Dan Chaon.  This story is also told through three different voices.  I wonder how much our culture of TV channel surfers has influenced writing today.  Keeping all the different stories/characters straight seems a bit confusing.  I did fall in love with Aibileen from The Help.  I understand the reason behind the many perspectives.  But, in this novel I am currently reading, Await Your Reply, I find myself becoming less attached to the characters, knowing they aren’t going to be “with me” the whole time. I don’t like all the main characters in Reply as much as I did in Help either.  I still can’t decide if I want to put it down and read something else.  I’m curious about how the author is going to get all these characters in Reply to come together in the end.

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One comment on “Seriously, I Wrote This Yesterday!

  1. Susan
    August 5, 2010

    The Help is on my list of “to be read”. I’m anxious to hear how your 15mins/day goes. I have added you to my feed to follow. 🙂

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