Hi guys Just a quick question to get your feedback on info dumps in novels. I have always been of the opinion that these were bad, that it was always the old maxim "show, dont tell" but recently i feel i need to give the reader a whole chunk of information about the town where my story is set, and dont really know the best way. I toyed with the idea of just drip feeding small bits of info throughout the narrative, but i'm not sure. At the moment i have the main character bored one morning as his mother sleeps off a few too many the previous evening, and he surfs the internet and googles the town they have ended up in, with a brief snippet of what he found. If anyone is interested i could paste up the section i'm talking about. But wanted to hear peoples reactions to info dumps, and are they ever acceptable? Thanks guys!