People seem to have a lot of different reasons for reading fiction. Publishers guess at these reasons and try to gauge their offerings accordingly. Writers engage in heated debates about what fiction is for—mostly, it seems, with the goal of justifying their own type of writing. But I’m interested in what you, as a reader, think. What moves you most often to pick up a novel?
Feel free to answer in the comments as well. Later I’ll share with you why I read fiction—and why I write it.