The mystery genre requires careful threading of information from character to character, between narrator and reader, and from author to audience. And Agatha Christie, as… Read More »The Misdirection of Agatha Christie | Liar, Liar
Continuing in the Cooperative Principle and how to break it, we turn our attention to a literary example of rampant unintentional violations: Miss Bates from… Read More »Miss Bates of Emma: A Liar, Liar Case Study
Confession: In the grand scheme of media—print, film, and digital—I actively follow only one series. I used to follow many, but over the years they’ve… Read More »Literary Influences: Tower of God by SIU
There’s this age-old lie in romance novels that truly eligible men are looking for something new, something fresh in the woman of their dreams. Often… Read More »The Benefit of Bucking Traditional Values
I’m not going to say that the Love Triangle is a hallmark of sloppy storytelling, per se, but lately it’s been the Hamburger Helper of… Read More »The Love Triangle: Choose Wisely, or Else
I’ve had more than a usual amount of reading time lately (*coughprocrastinationcoughcough*), which has reminded me of why I previously took a time-out from reading.… Read More »Got Low Self-Esteem? Meet One Girl Who’s Had It.