Novel exploration

I’ve been astonished at how useful my little novel viewer has turned out to be. I’ve been using it to explore both “The Great Gatsby” and “Pride and Prejudice”. In both cases, structural elements of the novel jump out at me that I had never before noticed when reading the books themselves.

I think the fact that the novel now has a well defined terrain is really helping. Those differently textured parts of the book that represent dialogue and prose description are always found in the same geographic location. I strongly suspect that this consistency will be a big factor in whether collaborative communities end up using such a visualization for cooperative exploration and analysis of literary works.

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