Category Archives: Value in Fiction

License, or – ?

I’ve just started reading The Revenant, a Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke.  It recounts the story of Hugh Glass, a legendary mountain man/fur trapper who was horribly mauled by a grizzly bear and left for dead by his companions. … Continue reading

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Favorite Authors

8/5/10:  Who are your favorite novelists?  A couple of mine are Susan Howatch and Wendell Berry.  Howatch writes wonderful, thick novels in which the characters wrestle with their personal besetting sins and temptations.  I am continually amazed at the way … Continue reading

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Fantasy

Contrary to popular belief that casts fantasy as “just for children,” J.R.R. Tolkien insisted that fantasy – the sub-creation of an imaginary world – is a high form of literary art.  If you were going to create such a world, … Continue reading

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Fiction: Good or Bad?

In this month’s issue of Touchstone (www.touchstonemag.com – although unfortunately, they did not post this article on-line) there is a piece by Barton Swaim, “Novel Ideas,” in which he discusses the merits of the old evangelical view that fiction is not a … Continue reading

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