January 12, 2010

DN Column - Escapism

Something I think about quite often, but haven't quite figured out yet. I'm sure a total renunciation of fiction would be a good way to go, but that feels like I'm cutting out a huge piece of my own culture. On the other hand, maybe I'll try a fiction-less retreat sometime, just to take it for a test drive.

Entertainment captures interest over real events, people



Anonymous said...

"This is why I read more books than newspapers, watch more shows than news, more films than documentaries, listen to more music than news radio. We all do."

We do? All of us? Really?

I don't.

And what about the people who don't read fiction at all? Or listen to music at all?

Monica said...

Congratulations. You're the only person I've ever met then who doesn't. The column is written for the UNL college audience, and if there is another one like you on campus I'll be mighty surprised. But if there is, I hope they get in touch to tell me about it. I'd be interested to hear what it's like.