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What is real depends on what the meaning of “is” is. If Coca-Cola is the “real thing” is Pepsi unreal? If meat is “real food for real people” are Twinkies not real? Is Sherlock Holmes real, and if not, why do people send him letters even today? In these conversations, the befuddled author, haunted by the characters he created, confronts the problem of what is real and what is imaginary. In conversations alternating between his psychiatrist and his wife, he probes the murkiness of reality and comes to an ambiguous conclusion.
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  • By Marc Erbisch
    Dec 2, 2009
    Things are not what they seem. On the surface “IS” explores the relationship between an author and his characters by asking the simple question, what is real? Should a writer feel guilty for what he’s done to his characters, should he be curious about what has happened to them since the end of a story? At one point the main character, an author, claims to know his characters better than any real person, doesn’t that make those characters real in a way? He is hounded by thoughts about his characters, even dreaming about them confronting him. Exploring just how crazy authors may be leads “IS” to explore a bit of the human condition as well, again by asking, what is real? Religion, faith, and politics are a few of the subjects briefly dissected. These topics are often plagued by judgments, but “IS” does a wonderful job of provoking thought by asking simple questions about them. Ultimately the reader needs to come to his or her own conclusions. The book uses discourse to explore each... More > topic and that’s what readers should do too, talk, specifically about this story.< Less
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Harley Sachs
October 1, 2011
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