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# Book Review: When I read a novel set in a city I know well,

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Book Review: When I read a novel set in a city I know well, [#permalink]  17 May 2005, 15:16
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23. Book Review: When I read a novel set in a city I know well, I must see that the writer knows the city as well as I do if I am to take that writer seriously. If the writer is faking, I know immediately and do not trust the writer. When a novelist demonstrates the required knowledge, I trust the story teller, so I trust the tale. This trust increases my enjoyment of a good novel. Peter Leeâ€™s second novel is set in San Francisco, in this novel, as in his first, Lee passes my test with flying colors.

Which one of the following can be properly inferred from the passage?

(A) The book reviewer enjoys virtually any novel written by a novelist whom she trusts.
(B) If the book reviewer trusts the novelist as a storyteller, the novel in question must be set in a city the book reviewer knows well.
(C) Peter Leeâ€™s first novel was set in San Francisco.
(D) The book reviewer does not trust any novel set in a city that she does not know well.
(E) The book reviewer does not believe that she knows San Francisco better than Peter Lee does.
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Re: CR: Book Review [#permalink]  17 May 2005, 21:22
(B) If the book reviewer trusts the novelist as a storyteller, the novel in question must be set in a city the book reviewer knows well.
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E

As the reviewer says that the second novel set in SF passed his test (the novelist should know SF as well as the reviewer does, maybe more but not less) so Reviewer doesn't knoe SF better than the novelist.
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E)..."fliying colors" shows that the reviewer is very impressed and surprised about the knowledge of the author. so because of this expression we can infer that the reviewer does not believe that she/he knows the city better, otherwise there would be no such expression.

IMO B) is out because we only know that one condition (know city well) leads to one effect (trust). but that does not mean that the one effect leads to this condition.
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Re: CR: Book Review [#permalink]  18 May 2005, 00:12
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23. Book Review: When I read a novel set in a city I know well, I must see that the writer knows the city as well as I do if I am to take that writer seriously. If the writer is faking, I know immediately and do not trust the writer. When a novelist demonstrates the required knowledge, I trust the story teller, so I trust the tale. This trust increases my enjoyment of a good novel. Peter Lee’s second novel is set in San Francisco, in this novel, as in his first, Lee passes my test with flying colors.

(B) If the book reviewer trusts the novelist as a storyteller, the novel in question must be set in a city the book reviewer knows well.
(E) The book reviewer does not believe that she knows San Francisco better than Peter Lee does.

Writer faking ---> Reviwer will not trust writer
Reviewer trusts Writer ----> Writer NOT faking (contrapositive)

From the stem:
Not faking writer ---> writer knows city as well as reviewer

Therefore:
Reviewer trusts Writer ---> Writer knows city as well as reviewer.

(B) for me.
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i am changing to E.
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can't be B. out of scope. the writer is only talking about 1 kind of books she likes.

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E for me. Whats the OA?
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Tricky.

D.

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I pick A.
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E.

We can infer that readr knows frisco as good as author. If she kknew better that author, probably she would not pass the author wihth flying colors.
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The OA is E.
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Winwin, please explain what is wrong with b and d.

Im totally lost.

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