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Old March 27th, 2012, 11:04 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Gary Friderichsohn View Post
It is interesting to see what some people think is great literature.
Originally Posted by Gmash View Post
That is such a good point. Whenever a book can make you forget you are reading and give you that physical reaction, whether its a faster heartbeat or a tear to your eye, just make you actually FEEL something, you know there's something there. I feel the same way about movies, when you can lose yourself like that its a rare and great thing.
That for me would be a 'great book'. Great literature can be a great book but it looks at the technicality of the writing style, the flow of the story etc that author uses. Any metaphors, similes that are use and hidden tones and messages of the story.
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