Friday, August 12, 2011

Just the sort of thing ...

... a study would find: Spoiler Alert! Knowing the End of a Story Makes It Better, Study Finds - TIME NewsFeed. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

1 comment:

  1. In his blog posting "The tyranny of suspense" D. G. Myers says:

    . . . the research exposes the phoniness of suspense stories. Literature is not a game of suspense. We don’t read to find out what happened, but how—and how it could have ended differently.

    In far too much bad fiction, suspense has replaced drama as the motive force of storytelling. There is, in fact, an entire subgenre of fiction dedicated to the ignorant error—“thrillers.” Suspense, however, is the sworn enemy of good fiction.