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Started by atodaro avatar atodaro

give meaning to "Tis the good reader that makes the good book."

davs avatardavs said:

Good reader understands the message in the story. A stupid reader will not understand it and will read only crippled version of the original.

oh_purplehippo avataroh_purplehippo said:

It's saying that a good book is not made by the author, or how good the book is written, it's saying that whether a book is a good one or not depends on the reader himself. It depends on him to make it a good book - reading it enjoyably or taking the message of the book and either making it good or bad.

Robertofgoodna avatarRobertofgoodna said:

Just as "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder", so does this quotation say "The value of a book lies in the interpretation of the reader." A book is a means of communication between the author and the reader. The reader may, or may not, get the message the author tried to convey.