Fri, 29 May 2015
"Ocean's 13" and "Rounders" writer Brian Koppelman talks with James today about why reading fiction is so valuable.
No matter what field you're in there's tremendous benefit to reading fiction as part of the diet of what you read.
Brian says, fiction forces your analytical mind to take a back seat for a moment and knocks you out of you comfort. It forces you to grapple with those things that you often shut out.
Reading fiction is not a test; you're not in an English class
No one is going to quiz you on what you read, no one is going to call you an idiot if you don't get it, or don't like it.
Fiction may not immediately improve your life. It's not as direct as most non-fiction books but...
The lessons you pull from the fiction that hits you the hardest are the lessons that stay with you the longest.
P.S. NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?
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The Moment with Brian Koppelman
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Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
L.A. Confidential by James Elroy
American Tabloid by James Elroy
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I Smile Back by Amy Koppelman
City of Thieves by David Benioff
The Winter of Frankie Machine by Don Winslow
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