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BASED ON EXPERIENCE
Do you like to read Eiction books? I believe the appeal for most readers of reading a book of Eiction is the imagery that is created in the reader's head. The author provides some of the details and then conducts the action. Everything is then Eiltered through the reader's brain. The reader is able to conjure up the setting, the physical descriptions of the characters, and then, of course, the action. Because it's Eiltered through the reader's brain, the Einal product, the imagery, is based on the reader's own experiences. It becomes very personal. For example, someone who lives in a major city will have a different experience with a sunset compared to someone who lives in a desert. Certainly, they know what a sunset is, but their recollections of one will be different. Therefore, when they are cerebrally called upon by an author to imagine a sunset, it will be based on a sunset that they have experienced. Thus, making their imagery of the book personal. This is probably one reason why those who read, prefer the book version over the movie version, if indeed, it has been made into a movie. On the big screen, the moviegoer sees only the details that the screenplay writer wants you to see and how the director wants you to see them. It's all based on their own experiences.
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