Episode 46: Novelist Spotlight #46: Reading books versus watching movies (and the mental distinction between the two)


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By Mike Consol. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

It’s surprising how many people love movies and spend zero time reading books. It’s especially surprising when you consider how many movies are based on books. One of the sharp distinctions between books and movies is that novels allow readers to participate in the co-creation of the story in ways that moviegoers cannot. Allow me to explain.

Novelist Spotlight is produced and hosted by Mike Consol, author of “Hardwood: A Novel About College Basketball and Other Games Young Men Play,” and three yet-to-be-published manuscripts, including “Family Recipes: A Novel about Italian Culture, Catholic Guilt and the Culinary Crime of the Century,” “Lolita Firestone: A Supernatural Novel,” and the short story collection “Love American Style.” Write to him at novelistspotlight@gmail.com. We hope you will subscribe and share the link with any family, friends or colleagues who might benefit from this program.

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