Which better brings a character to life: the skilled performance of a master actor or the flowing words of an author’s quill? That’s the topic we brought Wes back a third time to discuss. While TV and films let us literally see what is happening to a character, only in prose can we easily hear the character’s internal thoughts. Movies and shows might have more explosions, but books can have more long-winded monologues. Which medium will come out ahead? What does it mean to truly know a character? Why are we still talking about Snape? You’ll have to listen to find out.
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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.
Fire Logic, by Laurie J. Marks (Although it’s not actually clear if the protagonist is a woman of color like Oren assumed.)
The Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
Reclaiming Conversation by Sherry Turkle
How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Forster