Angels and Demons: You Are What You Read: Fiction, Fact, and Not Sure

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You Are What You Read: Fiction, Fact, and Not Sure

Someday I’d like to be able to walk into a bookstore and have everything neatly laid out in three sections: “Fiction.” “Non-Fiction.” And “Not Sure.”

James Frey’s notorious memoir, “A Million Little Pieces,” was revealed to be partly a fictional fabrication and now is sometimes derisively called “A Million Little Lies.”

Dan Brown went out of his way to reassure readers that “The DaVinci Code” is reliable by writing what is now referred to as the “fact page.”

Because so much of the book is demonstrably not true, Brown eventually issued a statement on his Web site clarifying his “fact page”:

“If you read the `FACT’ page, you will see it clearly states that the documents, rituals, organization, artwork, and architecture in the novel all exist. The `FACT’ page makes no statement whatsoever about any of the ancient theories discussed by fictional characters. Interpreting those ideas is left to the reader.”

Remember simpler times, when facts were facts and fiction was fiction?

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Yours for the pursuit of God in the company of friends, Dick Staub.

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