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 Meta-reading -- by Rick Ellrod
Tuesday, 8 Aug at 05:06

Ever find yourself approaching the end of a new book—and you realize there’s no way the author can tie up the plot in what remains of the novel? It’s that moment when you realize: we’re in for a sequel. But the story alone hasn’t told us there will be a sequel. Rather, we’re drawing on something outside the text itself—our knowledge of how much of the book remains—to tell us something about the story. We can call this process of drawing on outside information “meta-reading.”  [more...]
Response from Rellrod 11 Aug at 22:32
Yes . . . Arguably the whole reading experience isn't complete until it includes the choice and a...  [read all 9 responses...]

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