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Dickens, Professor?

May 25, 2012 in Mulholland Authors

A recent, controversial  New York Times article by Stanley Fish uses the results of a 2011 psychological study to argue readers and viewers experience no negative effects from knowing the ending of a story in advance. We asked a few of our friends what they thought–check back regularly today for their responses. A common way to end the […]

What Ya Readin’ for?

Oct 25, 2010 in Books, Guest Posts

The best explanation of the difference between nonfiction and fiction, I feel, is that nonfiction’s primary purpose is to convey information, whereas the purpose of fiction is to evoke an emotion in the reader. I think great books work on an emotional level. Fear is an emotion, a very powerful emotion. Perhaps people read thrillers […]

It’s All about the Readers

Oct 01, 2010 in Books, Guest Posts

When the wonderful folks here at Mulholland asked me if I would contribute a small post to their website, I found myself filled with a sense of pride at being asked and of panic at having to create the content. It was similar to the panic I suffer from on a weekly basis at (excuse […]