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    Memorable

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by HPandtheMI, Sep 24, 2009.

    What makes a book memorable to you? How is a book still remembered after years and years like The Lord of the Rings, Chronicals of Narnia, ect? Or the myth of it still exsist and is being adapted all of the time (like the stories of King Arthur)
    I know there's no clear answer and it'll be different for many people, but what's your opinion on this?
     
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    For a book to be memorable (for the right reasons), it must have believable characters. I have to get inside their heads and feel their emotions. I have to join them in their struggles. Ender's Game is a prime example.
     
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    I think the one common denominator among all the timeless classics, is that they reveal truthful aspects of the human condition.
     
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    for most, probably in this order:

    1. story
    2. characters
    3. writing quality

    3 of my timeless bests [not necessarily in that order]:
    stranger in a strange land
    atlas shrugged
    the stand
     

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