Who are the “good guys”? Whom should I cheer for?
These are the kinds of questions that are subsumed within the plotline of the average detective or thriller book or movie. We begin the story learning about what has happened (e.g. a crime has been committed) and slowly, piece-by-piece, we discover who did what and who is responsible. At the beginning we aren’t sure who’s good and who’s not, but by the end we know, and the perpetrator is locked up. All ends well.
It makes for good fiction. It is, however, poor non-fiction. Continue reading