22703Re: [mythsoc] Movie-goers rate the book
- Oct 8, 2011The first time I ran into this tendency I was amazed. As a kid growing up, I loved reading big
books, the longer, the better and once I started them I would keep reading as long as I could. I
drove my parents crazy. Once when I was recuperating from surgery my Mom went to the library
and got me The Complete Sherlock Holmes which was the whole canon,.and I finished it in
two days. I was thrilled to find out there were more books about the Musketeers by Dumas, and
I tore through Bulfinch's books when I found them.
I can't blame the Computer Age for kids wanting to read short books because I started working
in bookselling at Lauriat's before the home computer boom. (although there were already video
games around then) And the Harry Potter and Eragon books have shown that kids will gladly read
longer books if it;s something they are really interested in.
To get back to David's original point, as a former gamer myself, I could always tell which players
read Tolkien (and other fantasy) by how creative they were in shaping the background of their characters and the elements of the game.
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