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Brushing away what he has called "the dead hand of modernism", he believes that novels should tell stories, have strong plots and be exciting. He likes to surprise readers.
I have nothing against the idea of traditional narrative fiction. It's like having a friend who shares the same nostalgic memories at every get-together. It's nice to hear the familiar details, and the recollections offer a sense of community. But sometimes the friend talks for too long, and forgets those who remember things differently.
Thanks for the Bataille link. McEwan and his ilk can go -------.