Does not compute – stories become difficult to tell…

January 23, 2011 at 9:43 am Leave a comment

From Martin Bright’s December 2002 “The Vanishing“, published in the Observer.

Evans also agrees that we have a fixed idea about missing persons cases and if the facts don’t fit, the case is generally ignored. ‘The stories we like to tell are about the abduction of a nice white middle-class girl by an older man. This is a fairly conventional set-up and when the narrative strays we become suspicious and find the story difficult to tell.’

And we need a simple narrative, after all. Humans, eh, what a species.

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