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Have you ever read a book without pictures?

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carusmm Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, have you?
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:iconlouiseugeniojr:
LouisEugenioJR Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've read novels. Do those count?
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I was wondering more whether illustrations maketh the book.
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:iconlouiseugeniojr:
LouisEugenioJR Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I get what you're trying to explain.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Does the cover count as picture? d:
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Then it might get a bit harder. :D I rarely get to read scrips before editors had their go with those. But still a yes, I read even books without covers. It's not rare that I get books before even the editor sees them. >:3 The good thing about living with writers.
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:iconmsbrock:
MsBrock Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Acutally i've never read a book with pictures... I feel kinda quilt for some weird reason :D
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:iconlamia5:
Lamia5 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely. I hate books that include images. It's so distracting.
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:iconanwaarsaleh:
anwaarsaleh Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
By saying pictures I assume you're referring to graphic novels.
The books I read are without pictures except for the cover page :)
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:icon0rg:
0rg Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
every page is just a picture of words, so no
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:iconparadigmfallen:
ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Artist
...for almost as long as I've been alive, yeah.
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:icondreamworld88:
Dreamworld88 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Writer
All books have pictures. It's called a cover. And I haven't read a book without a cover. :)
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:iconxannijn:
Xannijn Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
What kind of a question is that? :stare: Of course I have. I bet most of us have.
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:iconvanderlylebaby:
VanderlyleBaby Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omfg, what a question to ask. Are you still in nursery class?
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snowchime Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Writer
Hee!
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:iconrabbitcity:
RabbitCity Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Everyday! It's the best way to exercise your imagination!
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Malice2797 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Just finished Reamde by Neal Stephenson. I'm starting on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in a bit. Need to find more gun nut books though.
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NecroRaevyn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Writer
Including the cover illustration? If so, no.
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:iconmercury-crowe:
Mercury-Crowe Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You know, thinking about it, almost every book we have has at least one illustration somewhere inside of it, either a map or some little diddly thing between chapters or something...

That's interesting. I need to go look at all my books now.

I'll pay attention to the pictures if they were done by the author or somebody working with them, because I figure those show me exactly what they are talking about. Illustrations made by anybody else, though, I don't care about so much. And sometimes I dislike them because they aren't what I saw with the description.

I think they can add to the book, or they can just be useless information, or even take away from it.
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:iconludwigvankickass2:
LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
What the mother fucking fuck? Seriously?
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:iconskyfire2008:
SkyFire2008 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Books without pictures? How is that even possible? :O
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's possible, however it is not done often. Anyhow, I must admit that Kurt Vonnegut's sometimes doodles are a treat. The power of illustration adds spice to a book, but it distracts from the beauty of words. Even now, visualisation is important to reading choices, and should not develop into people turned off by reading but seems to. It's a theory.
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MrBonecracker Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
of course!
usually i hate illustrations because they somehow force you how you should imagine the looks of persons, objects, places etc.

when i read a book with pictures in it i often am like "wtf! that´s the way the hero looks?! he/she´s UGLY" or something like that.
but once you have seen the picture you cannot make it unseen, so you are stuck with an absolutely ugly-looking protagonist throughout the rest of the story.
just an example
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know what you mean. Walt Disney almost ruined Peter Pan for me when I read it eventually.
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:iconvicsor-s3:
Vicsor-S3 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icongastonplz: How can you read this? There's no pictures!
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:iconcosmic--chaos:
Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No one criticizes literature like Gaston!
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:iconwaiting-for-wings:
waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
of course! All the time! you make it sound as if it's rare, im sure it's not
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AngelsDead Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yes tons of them
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webkinzagirl Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
That's impossible. Letters are simply pictures with meaning behind them. Therefore, words are strings of pictures and even now, you are looking at pictures.
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:iconroguishbard:
RoguishBard Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
All the time. Why?
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I am just interested to know if the use of text for a whole book, including covers, is a negative in people's minds.
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PetiteHands Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think it has a negative effect. I've read alot of books without illustrations.

Illustrations just enhances the message delivery of the story.
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:iconandreatr:
AndreaTR Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Of course not. Why would I? Reading is all about the pictures, the less words the better.
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:iconmannphotos:
mannphotos Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wait what!? They make pictureless books now. forget that I need to be visually stimulated in order to read a book. jk I have
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BrennanBA Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The last book I read with pictures was The Immortals by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddle.

But technically all books have pictures on the front.

Also they're not pictures but Illustrations.
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Do you ever judge a book by its cover?
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:iconbrennanba:
BrennanBA Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it's known as the Halo Effect. Pretty covers get positivity.
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Then, would you say that pure text is a negative?
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:iconbrennanba:
BrennanBA Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not if the words were pretty.
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:iconbadgercheese1994:
Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Umm anyone out of 1st grade has.
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:iconrjnox:
Rjnox Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Funny question. :O_o:
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:iconancaxbre:
AncaXBre Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Never, they all had pictures of words in them
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:iconmeowchi75:
meowchi75 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I prefer to read books with no pictures since it lets you imagine things better.
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:iconraveruna:
Raveruna Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   General Artist
Wait, people can live without reading books? :noes:
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:iconensoul:
ensoul Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
what is... book
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:iconbrennanba:
BrennanBA Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A papery thing full of Ink which is arranged in pretty shapes.
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hey-I-moved-accounts Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. I read Warriors: Into The Wild. I'm on Warriors: Fire And Ice now.
The only pictures are for chapters. xD
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Most of the books I read are without* pictures... gee sorry.
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I read most of my books with pictures! The pictured don't interest me much in a book, they kinna take the imagination out of the reader and he's left a little disappointed like: "I did not imagine him to be like that! Damn!"
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InkyShade Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student
Sure
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