10 May 10
Prism Reader’s Questionnaire
Answers provided by D. Thomas
The prospect is unthinkable. Reading is a window to the thoughts, insights, experiences of others. It is connection, enlightenment and essential to quality of life.
I would join a resistance group. No-one should have the power to dictate the reading habits of the population.
It is a necessary part of daily life.
I think reading affects you in very subtle ways, not necessarily so overt that it causes conscious decisions.
I share my book experiences with book club members but not to the extent that I would want to influence others. Reading is a personal experience.
No, I do not. If the writing is execrable, I do not have time to waste. There are so many superior writers to get to.
Poor writing(see above), simplistic plot, vapid characters. Attitudes which promote violence, discrimination or anti democratic views.
Yes. I keep favourites which I reread. Well crafted books often provide insights which I might miss the first time. The characters are old friends. It is always worthwhile to visit a classic.
Could not possibly choose one.
Skilled writing, depth, layers of meaning.