B.S. asked in Education & ReferenceQuotations · 1 decade ago

What does this quote mean?

a good novel tells the truth about its hero, but a bad novel tells the truth about its author.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    It basically means a good book makes it seem like the main character - often the 'hero' - was actually infront of you, doing what it says in the story. Whilst a bad story reveals what the author is trying to do with no sucess.

  • 1 decade ago

    A good novel completely absorbs you into it and makes you actually see the 'hero' as a real person, whereas a badly written one will just tell you what the author thinks their own flaws are.

  • 1 decade ago

    With a good novel you 'get into it' . It's real in your mind. A bad novel tells you not to buy his books anymore!

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