Sunday, August 31, 2014

Robert Crais, and emotional resonance

I heard a saying when I was a kid that stuck with me:  To a dog, everything is forever.  You leave for work each morning, and they are devastated.  You return home, and it's like the second coming.  Sorrow and joy are absolutes.  

In this post we'll look at Robert Crais's book SUSPECT, and the contrast between complex human feelings and conflicts, and the primal emotions felt by his canine protagonist.  Both are powerful methods of forming a connection with readers.

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