You know how there's all these descriptions in books, like if they want to describe a sofa they won't just say there was a sofa it'll be like the mahogany wood coloured futon barely covered Richard's wounded calves.
I know that's still simplistic (came up with it out of the top of my head). But you know what I mean... do people literally try to let every word sink in or sometimes run over sentences without fully thinking about them?
Not sure if I make sense, I'm happy to further elaborate if need be.
Most Helpful Guy
If there's one thing that reading Bram Stoker's Dracula has taught me, it's that when you're reading a story (especially an older story), you can't take everything that's in the text at face value.
For example, in chapter 3, Dracula is describing his family background to Harker. He says that some witches were exiled into the deserts, had sex with demons and thus their children became the huns which then intermingled with Norse berzerkers who fought with the spirit of Odin and Thor to such a ferocity that they were thought to be werewolves.
Basically, Bram Stoker was just trying to say that Dracula's family was a fierce people, he just over complicated it with tales of Witches having devil babies and such.0
Most Helpful Girl
I think I read the words I need to read. When they describe a room for example I tune out, because I like to draw my own pictures.0