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Ch 4: The Death of the Curate • The War of the Worlds audiobook • Book 2: The Earth Under the Martians

May 10, 2021

Oh sorry, didn't you know he was a murderer?

Sometimes it's good when a chapter title tells you something specific and important is going to happen.

A chapter title can be part of the story in this way, the reveal not in the prose but the title.

The build up to something you now know is going to happen can be a rush.

It's the same anticipation of when a roller coaster ratchets you slowly towards its peak before the inevitable drop. It's the entire concept behind Alton Towers' Oblivion.

It's a different kind of thrill, but it's a thrill no less.

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