Reading a story … how does reading enhance our life?
How do we experience life through the telling of a tale? Can fiction be educational? Listen to Rebecca and Sarah as they discuss, “The Secrets We Kept” by Lara Prescott.
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4 thoughts on “S1 E9: The Secrets We Kept”
Albert Camus said that fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth. After struggling to form a definitive yay or nay for this novel my conclusion is…Sometimes we don’t like the truth a particular novel tells 🙂 I hope you and Sarah return to discuss this one in the future!
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It was a very interesting read, one that allowed me to see perspectives of East and West. By the way, your quote is one of my most favourite Albert Camus quotes. The questions that come to mind is – are we ready for the truth? How do we discern the truth? How do we live within truth? Ah, the questions that humanity has asked through the ages. Time for another quote by a philosopher: “Everything has been figured out, except how to live.” Jean-Paul Sartre And, lastly here is my other favourite thought that comes to mind: “And the truth shall set you free.” John 8:32 I do love our conversations!!
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I enjoyed this episode of The Book Dialog, particularly the sisterly banter. I didn’t know that you can change the speed of an audio book! I think I’d keep it at the slower speed. When I listen to a recording of fast speech, my attention tends to wander. Now, what shocked me was learning that Rebecca reads the end of a novel first. Horrors! The question of fictionalized versions of historical figures and events is such a fascinating one, starting with, should we even do it?
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You have found me out!!!! Yikes! Fiction has always been tricky for me because I get immersed in the story. Sarah has a remarkable way of ingesting books. And she retains everything. I read two accounts of how “Doctor Zhivago” was published and distributed. What I remember is the fiction account. The non-fiction was excellent, but the emotional ties were not as great. “Should we even do it?” is a brilliant question, one that I have been thinking about lately. What is remembered and what is forgotten. How do some writings, poems, paintings get remembered in the collective unconscious.