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Old August 31 2013, 07:13 AM   #21
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Re: Spoilers in Books: A Discussion.

Dimesdan wrote: View Post
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Similarly, some novels have crucial spoilers that don't necessarily sound like spoilers, and it can be dangerous for people who haven't actually read those books to discuss them without innocently revealing things they've "heard".
I'm sorry, but how on earth can a spoiler about a fictional work be "dangerous" if someone reveals said spoiler?

That just feels like over the top hyperbole!
C'mon, it's pretty clear he means dangerous in the sense that it's risky...If someone who hasn't read a book talks about details they've heard about it, they run the risk of unknowingly spoiling it for someone else.

By the way, isn't hyperbole already over the top by definition?
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