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  • thio.

  • English people faint more often than Americans.

  • No, it was just that it was such a vast crowd.

  • It might have been 1800 people in this, uh, corn exchange hall is big Victorian, uh, sort of huge, cavernous building.

  • And was that while we're on this?

  • Was that a win for you?

  • I mean, you kind of Is that always something that you like to see, or is that something you always remember, or was it just something that surprised you?

  • I am always trying to, uh, revisit recreate the kind of strength the stories had when I was a child, stories that you would hear around a campfire, stories that would sort of completely terrify you and overwhelm you.

  • And so any time a short story can have any kind of a strong effect like that, whether it's people passing out where people weeping, I love to see 20 something people who haven't so together.

  • I love to see them start to cry, especially if they're young men.

  • That's the kind of huge effect that I think stories can have and completely reaffirms my choice to be a writer.

  • Uh huh.

  • And do you think if they were reading the same story as opposed to being in a room where you're reciting it.

  • Would they have the same reaction?

  • Or is there something different with that group?

  • Energy and the voice, tonality or vibrations?

  • You know, there are a lot of accounts of people who've been reading that particular story, and they fainted on subway platforms or they fainted, sitting in public transport.

  • So I even saw a man standing in line at a book event waiting to get a book signed.

  • And he was reading this story and he fainted, standing there in line.

  • So the story seems to hold up.

  • But for other stories in particular, the one that tends to make people weep, Uh, I think deliveries a large part of that one.

  • Yeah, I honestly recall moments in my life over the past 24 years where I was reading one of your books, and I remember looking up from the book and looking around and almost feeling like I hope no one knows what I'm reading or thinking right now, you know, almost like I had to look over my shoulder as if if someone was reading my mind or even knowing what you were saying that I might be shamed somehow, you know, And that's kind of the wonderful bonus of a book is.

  • You go into it all by yourself and you're the only person experiencing it on.

  • I think that's why a book and go to places that that movies just can't movies and television and music.

  • Well, music could be consumed alone, but everything else risks being consumed by a very large group.

  • Uh, yeah, books have that privacy, and I guess when you're reading it, you can take yourself to places in your mind.

  • Well, maybe your subconscious can note to take you places you normally wouldn't go, and those could be more terrifying than any sea geographic Hollywood could ever create.

  • And also, you know, through the abstraction of language, you can actually depict things that would overwhelm the the audience if they were to see them literally made and depicted in a film that the audience would have to walk away or shut down.

  • Leave the narrative.

  • But language gives you so much abstraction that you could depict these things and get away with it without completely shutting down the audience.


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FAINT OF HEART ❤️: Why I Love To Engage With People's Emotions Through My Stories - Chuck Palahniuk

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/19
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