What is the purpose of a novel?
To define the many variances of what a novel can become is endless. But how do you see the purpose of a great novel? What are some of the themes, attributes and styles that set one out from another?
To Freeze, Recount and to Remember
To Educate, Inform and to Advise
To Imagine, Create and to Inspire
It is clear that
I Love fiction, i love fantasy and magic. For me, what really sets an amazing story from another is in it’s ability to create a sense of realism. The possibility for the reader, the listener and viewer to believe that out there in this vast universe we live in, it might actually exist.
Fiction. Fantasy. Magic.
The Studio Ghibli Films is an example of one which does that well. It’s almost like a dream as you step into the world Hayao Miyazaki creates for the viewer. An incredibly powerful sense of real moving and shaping worlds coupled with a douse of magic and art make it both a beauty to watch and for the viewer to become captured into.
Great novels also give off a similar vibe because our imaginations are limitless. One of my personal favorites is George Orwells 1984, with him being able to shift the readers mindset into an entirely new world he’s created and dauntingly also as you follow he main character in his daily life.