A reader lives a thousand lives.--George R.R. Martin*******ƒ??Once a reading of a book is under way, and we sink into the experience, a performance of a sort beginsƒ??
We perform a book - we perform a reading of a book. We perform a book, and we attend the performanceƒ??
It is not that our narratives necessarily tell us something true about the world (though they might), but rather that the practice of reading feels like, and is like, consciousness itself: imperfect; partial; hazy; co-creativeƒ??
As readers, we are both the conductor and the orchestra, as well as the audience.ƒ?�