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Frankly I don't agree with the author's premise. I am a voracious reader, and fairly well educated. I think a vital part of reading, especially for enjoyment, is to lay back and let a book wash over you. And when it's done, you ask yourself, "How do I feel?". That's how literature moves you. After you figure out how the book made you feel, you start looking at why, and you start analyzing what the story meant, and you go back to reread the passages that moved you and see if what you felt is the meaning the author was trying to convey.

A good book moves you. That means it touches you emotionally and makes you feel something. That's usually what authors are shooting for.
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