Sunday, February 7, 2016

Makes sense to me

“If you have read 6,000 books in your lifetime, or even 600, it's probably because at some level you find 'reality' a bit of a disappointment.”
                                                                                ― Joe Queenan

Yeah, OK.  I don't disagree.  And Ursula K Leguin's take on the same idea?
 Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!
(Generally wrongfully attributed to Tolkien, by the way)

Can you guess I read a lot of fantasy?

I will also say, I read about sleeping under a wagon wrapped in a cloak and I think that I am fairly glad to be sitting in a centrally headed living room, but still...

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