Australian politics, society & culture

Why finish books?

Why finish books? "Doesn't a novel that is plotted require that we reach the end, because then the solution to the tale will throw meaning back across the entire work? So the critics tell us. No doubt I've made this claim myself in some review or other. But this is not really my experience as I read." (Tim Parks)

Editors Choice: 
Not Editors Choice
Shortlist Date: 
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 - 1:06pm
Shortlist Position: 
General item

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