The stories written by the human race are so important, because they can represent a time period, a feeling, a prediction, a man, a woman, and the very meaning of life and human nature. They provoke thoughts and ideas that would not be there so. They bring us together and tear us apart and make us cry and make us happy, and make us laugh and make us hope for a world, a better world. The beauty of all art is important, on so many levels, that it cannot be explained.
Favourite Authors: George Orwell, Joseph Conrad, Douglas Coupland, Cormac McCarthy, Anthony Burgess, Stiegg Larsson, Franz Kafka.
P.S. I like any type of writing which poke's the brain and has you thinking about bigger thing's. The cool thing about writing is two people can read the same page and get completely different meaning's from it. This is because all your experience in life contributes to your unique view on something. You may even see some words as having different meanings.
I still love all good writing though no matter the genre. If it is well written and each page leads to the next effortlessly then it has accomplished its mission. Another thing about writing is that someone may be educated more formally than that of yourself but that does not mean they can grasp bigger ideas in their minds, they may be able to express themselves with bigger words but as long as the concept is there, the thoughts are equal.