The Joys of Reading A NovelAs soon as a novel must be read or becomes part of a literary course,the joy of reading it is immediately lost due to the fact that the particularnovel may not be interest to the student, the student may hurry to finish thenovel and by the extent to which the novel is studied. The joy of reading a novel is lost when a novel is not of interest tothe reader because the reader would not be able to relate to any of thecharacters, and would therefore not be able to fully imagine what the authorintended to be imagined at a particular moment in the novel. Not being able toimagine in a novel does not allow the novel to be read properly which furthercauses the reader to lose interest in the novel.
Also, if the novel is not ofinterest to the student, he may not even bother to read the book, however, sinceit is forced upon him, it would be read in a hurry. If a novel is read in a hurry, the joy of reading it is lost becausethe reader would most likely look over the words just enough to understand theplot but would not go in detail. The detail in a novel is very important sinceit helps create atmosphere and mood which results in the reader beginning toimagine himself as the character. In some novels, for example, just the detailsof the surroundings of the character’s location take seven to eight pages toexplain and if the detail is missed, the reader fails to imagine the intendedatmosphere.
The extent to which a novel is studied causes the reader to loseinterest in reading the novel because some interpretations of particular momentsin the novel may not have anything to do relative to the novel. Doing thingslike over-emphasizing or over-interpreting causes the reader to become boredwith the concept and in some cases even be confused. For a novel to be enjoyed by anybody, it must be of interest to them andbe able to keep them interested in it. This would then allow the reader tounderstand the author’s intended view. The novel should be studied to a certainlimit to develop some more interest, however it should not be over-studied.