The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks and Watership Down by Richard Adams

posted Mar 25, 2016, 10:42 AM by David Alan Binder   [ updated May 16, 2016, 6:25 AM ]

The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks and Watership Down by Richard Adams

This is a tribute to these two authors.

Terry Brooks and his fantasy book Sword of Shannara. 

Watership Down by Richard Adams

These two books opened a whole new world to me as a young adult and the enjoyment of being able to escape into that world was fantastic as a troubled child.

Books can offer a strong coping mechanism for a child when their world is chaotic.  In the psychology business it is called disassociation which is a defense mechanism that allows the person to detach from their immediate perceived surroundings and escape. 

We, Dear Writers and Dear Readers, can be part of the entertainment industry and in some ways possibly provide a coping mechanism for children, young adults and adults.

Establish yourself an empire, build yourself a kingdom, deliver death blows to the evil that exists in those formulated worlds and give someone a sense of triumph and being part of something greater.  Above all you are providing methods and ways for the audience to understand, rationalize, cope, deal with, and continue to not only survive but thrive.  For as your characters slash across the page in spite of the obstacles and setbacks they are showing readers that they too can mentally hack and slash at the evil in their own worlds and come through a better person on the other side.

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