Sunday, February 15, 2009

Explain this

I'm currently reading The Pelican Brief by John Grisham. It's your typical thrill novel - woman discovers secret, bad guys try to find her, woman tries to stay one step ahead of them.

I have my doubts about that kind of plot. What makes these characters so savvy all of a sudden? One minute they're typical students, lawyers, whatever. The next minute, they're oh-so-knowledgeable about how to disguise themselves and stay hidden.

I'm not buying it. In real life, people like this would not know what to do and make some sort of mistake, thus getting captured by the bad guys.


Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Yes, you are right, but to me that's the point of novels...they are more interesting than real life :) Yet, I know what you mean, I'm reading one where this guy has supernatural powers and it bugs me, it would still be a good book if he didn't have them.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Its kinda like the romance genre which I read way too much of..why does the poor little girl always find the big strong handsome rich man. In real life this just doesn't happen