Recycling May Not Help You

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I'm talking about recycling in relation to plots, concepts, etc. Sorry, I like coming up with titles.

Foster Ch. 5-7

"As you read, it may pay to remember this; there's no such thing as a wholly original work of literature" (29).

I know this, but that doesn't change the fact that I really don't care for today's literature. I think it was reading Lord of the Rings that did it. Took me FOREVER to finish but well worth it. When I read Eragon (apologies to people who liked the book), I was reminded of LoR and of all things, Star Wars. I know that many of today's fantasy literature is modeled after Tolkien, but some of them are badly written (in regards to sentence structure and all that jazz) and that just decreases the enjoyable factor.

http://jerz.setonhill.edu/EL266/2009/09/foster_how_to_read_literature_1/

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