Are novels still relevant today?

@murtwot (206)
March 11, 2007 4:30pm CST
Do you think novels are still relevent today, or are they just another form of entertainment? Do you think great novelists still change the world?
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@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
11 Mar 07
A book can still change the world and do so every day. So yes I still think novels are important. However today the internet and TV has a lot of power as well.
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@ikinta (1238)
• Indonesia
13 Mar 07
I agree with you. Nowadays internet and TV influence us more than books. Reading books is considered as a boring activity. It does to me as well even a novel is a novel. No internet or TV can change the feeling of reading it. And of course those novels change me in some way. Influences my philosophy and way of thinking.
11 Mar 07
I think that there is still a lot to learn from the way people lived in the past. Novels also teach us about relationships and how to react to people so they will always have a place in the world.
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@murtwot (206)
11 Mar 07
Do you feel that novels can do this in a special way that other forms of entertainment and art cannot?
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• United States
12 Mar 07
Novels are definitely still relevant today and will stay so for a long time I think. They can be a form of entertainment, but they also do many other things for example informing the reader about something, provoking thoughts, and imagination. Novelists do still change the world. Its just not on as grand a scale as they used to be. Look at what Harry Potter has done to the world at large. It's not only childrens books but also one that many adults love. Its inspired so many other young adults series going mainstream and getting movie deals etc.