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Old 06-30-2014, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Grumman View Post
The separation of fiction from reality is essential for such stories. It's the difference between watching The Terminator by James Cameron and The Terminator by Johnny The Serial Killer.
That's my point - her novels are fiction, they're not a description of reality. When evaluating a novel it doesn't get better if the author is a saint, and it doesn't get worse if the author is a sinner, it's the same book either way.