Why A Mystery Is Worth Reading

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A Morbid Taste for Bones “A man is like a novel: until the very last page you don 't know how it will end. Otherwise it wouldn 't even be worth reading.” -Yevgeny Zamyatin. One might agree with this quote and say it applies with all novels including mysteries others might not. I believe it agrees. A few reasons one might say a mystery is worth reading is that they are suspenseful, they are more intriguing than other books, and they keep the readers mind working throughout the book.

The first reason a mystery is worth reading is that they are suspenseful. Mary McCarthy once said, "The suspense in a novel is not only in the reader, but in the novelist, who is intensely curious about what will happen to the hero." When reading a mystery the reader is engaged into the book almost as if they were there watching it all unfold, they are able to feel the excitement and danger that the main character or other characters are feeling. It keeps the reader on the edge of his or her seat and in the end they do not want to stop reading.

Another reason a mystery is worth reading is that they are more intriguing than other books. When one reads a mystery, from the very beginning they are pulled into the novel and are intrigued with the question of what will happen next. Mystery novels have the ability
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Throughout reading a mystery the readers are contentiously trying to figure out who the bad guy is, or why this or that happened and again it builds up an excitement in them. Reading a mystery is like riding a roller coaster. One minute you think you know who did it then out of know where something extreme happens that changes the whole story line. Its a thrill. Jeffery Deaver says, "To answer that I have to describe what I think is my responsibility as a thriller writer: To give my readers the most exciting roller coaster ride of a suspense story I can possibly think
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