“Water which is too pure has no fish.” — Ts’ai Ken T’an
And, I believe, stories that are too “pure” have no life. By “pure” I mean neat and tidy, all conflicts resolved, all characters explained and, perhaps, a happily-ever-after ending. Real life is dirty, messy. TK is that way. It’s got characters you might like, and those you may dislike, just like in real life. Not all conflicts are resolved, and just because a gun may appear in one chapter doesn’t mean it has to fire in the next.
Quote of the Day: