Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mystery: Drawbacks

Common drawbacks of the mystery genre:
  • The desensitization to violence. After all, murder or other violent acts are usually central to the story.
  • Cynicism, which comes from dealing with the dark side of humanity on a consistent basis.
  • Fear, seeing criminals around every corner. While murder is frequent enough, the type portrayed in fiction is far rarer than mysteries tend to make us think it is. 

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