Why else do we …

Why else do we read fiction, anyway? Not to be impressed by somebody’s dazzling language—or at least I hope that’s not our reason. I think that most of us, anyway, read these stories that we know are not ‘true’ because we’re hungry for another kind of truth: The mythic truth about human nature in general, the particular truth about those life-communities that define our own identity, and the most specific truth of all: our own self-story. Fiction, because it is not about somebody who actually lived in the real world, always has the possibility of being about ourself.”

— Orson Scott Card, from the introduction of Ender’s Game

By the way, the latest trailer for the movie is kick-ass awesome and Asa Butterfield looks like how I envisioned Ender to be! Notwithstanding the controversy surrounding the movie, I personally can’t wait to watch it!

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My name is Terrie. I write for a living and blog for pleasure. Some days, I get up in the morning and know precisely what kind of day it is. At other times, I get knocked over for a loop. People seem to like confiding in me. When I was younger, I thought I knew everything and can tell you what you need to do if you ask me. Now that I'm older, I realize I don't know anything. That's been my motivation for the blog and for writing. To figure out the unknown and unknowable.

4 thoughts on “Why else do we …”

  1. Me neither! I started this series only last year, I think, and just love it. The audiobook is such a great production that I couldn’t help but come back for more. Now on book 3 of the Speaker of the Dead series!

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    1. Argh! This has been in my book debt since forever — maybe since high school?? And I’ve only gotten to it now. I can’t believe it took me this long! I’m reading it on the iPad at least. Progress! Hehehe. 😝

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