Moderator: Book Club Heads
Dark in Death by J.D. Robb"Fiction is reality to this [person]."
"It is. And for you fiction is an occasional form of entertainment, and for you again, primarily through vids. A book's a different thing."
"Made-up stuff is made-up stuff."
Roarke shook his head. "A vid comes to you, even at you. It's visual, it's auditory, and can, of course, pull you in. Its purpose is to do just that, draw you into the world you can see and hear. But a book? You go into it. There's no visual or auditory other than what forms in your own mind. You visualize the characters, the scene, through the words. You, as reader, interpret the tone of voice,the colors, the movement as you physically turn the pages. ... "
Storytellers bring their own personality and character to the story; they ultimately reveal and share themselves through their telling and the listeners reveal and share themselves through their reception of the story. The intimacy and connection is deepened by the flexibility of oral storytelling which allows the tale to mold to each audience and location or environment. Listeners experience the immediacy of a creative process taking place in their presence and, even more than that, they experience the empowerment of being part of that creative process (which is often interactive). -Nina Munteanu
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