Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Let's Get Real

I came across this video by way of Michelle Argyle. Much like with Hardware Wars, you don’t really need a full length novel to get the point, the video is enough. I’m not sure if picking on the work of Jane Austin is a good thing or a bad thing. I think, perhaps, that what the author is attempting to point out is the recent trend to blow everything out of proportion in a story just to get people to read it. I’m fascinated by how many authors think they have to begin their stories with something major, like a murder or some such thing. Instead of realism we have sensationalism.