The Novel

So at first I started questioning whether we could even call this cluster of narratives a novel, but I suppose it works because the book follows the actions of several characters and has *some* degree of realism. So, when I reached the passage of Pressman’s article where she notes that Tom causes the books to fall when removes a novel from the shelf, it only made me further question the purpose/definition of a novel. In that scene, he removes a novel, and every other type of book falls to the floor to reveal that the wall has become longer than the shelf. This is significant because it’s demonstrating how the novel is purely an interpretation of reality.