Articles by Bryan Basamanowicz

May 18, 2012

From the Library of Your Soul-Mate: The Unique Social Bond of Literature 15

The bond formed around a favorite novel is one of shared immersive experience, usually open to impossibly wide interpretations. When we meet someone else who’s “been there,” there’s a biting urge to know exactly what the other person saw, what scenes remain strongest in her memory, what crucial knowledge or insight was retrieved, and what her experience reveals or changes about our own?