There must be something wrong with an introduction to a new edition of a novel if I read it and think, “God, what a bad novel. I so don’t want to read it” only to start reading the novel and discover that it’s incredibly good.


6 thoughts on “Dissonance”

  1. Is it just that the person who wrote the introduction lives in a completely different universe from yours? I often find this to be true of people who write reviews of books, or even of movies.


  2. Being a clod and a philistine I’m only liable to read an introduction after I’ve read the rest and am curious about it (or if I hate, hate, hate it and I think the introduction might give me a clue as to why).


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