Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly blog event hosted by Kate at booksaremyfavoriteandbest. It’s inspired by the 6 Degrees of Separation, a movie game where you attempt to connect actors in six movies or less. But we do it with books!
This month we’re starting with The Dry by Jane Harper
I know literally NOTHING about The Dry! It is a thriller/mystery/crime/something, and it was the author’s first novel. That’s all I got. So I’m doing a title connection to…
Continue reading “Six Degrees of Separation: The Dry to Let it Snow”
In my opinion, fiction authors have one of two intentions when they write a book.
- To entertain
- To create art for art’s sake
Now, obviously, most authors include a little of both. To me it’s kind of like a continuum with super artsy books like The Color Purple or The Goldfinch on one side, books like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies or The Princess Diaries on the other side, and the vast majority of books falling somewhere in the middle.
Interestingly, I think this same idea applies to most forms of art, especially movies and music. Continue reading “Books: Art or Entertainment?”