Review: WHAT IS THE WHAT by Dave Eggers

The Lost Boy

by Francine Prose for NY Times Books (Dec. 24, 2006)

“When I’m asked about the differences between fiction and nonfiction, I often find myself attempting to answer this simultaneously impossible and obvious question by rattling on about “Huckleberry Finn.” One distinction is that a masterpiece like Twain’s can make us feel exactly what it was like to live at another time, in another culture; it’s easier for the novel than for even the most incisive biography or historical study to make the reader experience the subject from the inside.”

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