In your opinion, does fiction benefit from illustrations or does it detract from the experience?? Are illustrations set for a comeback in adult fiction, like they were in Dickens? Would you like to see this or are you glad pictures don't feature much - if at all - in most contemporary books? The reason I was going to post this thread was that I was thinking of doing a few illustrations, just some little pretty line drawings, for a book I would like to e-publish... but because I'm not a professional artist I would have thought this would generally be a dreadful idea. I might go to some art students down the hall from me... hmm.