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Good storytelling and spoilers

I have mixed feelings about spoiler warnings. In general, I think a quality piece of storytelling will work regardless of whether or not you know where it’s headed, and if the story’s no good, then it doesn’t really matter anyway.

~Gabriel McKee in an editorial at Religion Dispatches
When I tell people that I just as often as not read the end of a book first, I often get eye rolls and exclamations of disbelief or even disappointment in my character. Yes, there are times I purposely choose to be surprised, but I like how McKee puts it. And I rest my case.

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