Investigating New Territory Through The World of Writing
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.