Don't you picture it in your head as you read it? That's all we're talking about here.
Yes, but I don't picture it as a filmed
image, with a frame and focus and all that. There's no mis-en-scene
for me. And for me, what I picture in my head periodically stops and is replaced just by just thoughts and sounds, during sequences that are just inner monologues.
Sounds fairly similar to how I experience reading fiction.
One thing that lets me know a book really isn't working for me is when I'm past the first page and I'm still consciously aware that I'm looking at printed words on a page and seeing nothing else.