A blog written by someone who enjoys reading mystery novels and other books.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Some thoughts on THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER
The Elephant Whisperer made me think about the nature of storytelling.
I take the stories in the book to be true but told in a dramatic form. That's what story tellers do. They draft the story to make it the most interesting it can be. From mythological and Biblical stories to stories today, good storytellers have been, not exaggerating, but enhancing the stories they have to tell. Storytelling is a wonderful art. I think it is one of our most important ways of communicating the truth of feeling, a truth beyond the events themselves. I thank God for good storytellers.