The primarchs and special characters aren't real characters, for this kind of reason. They are symbols, paragons, placeholders, cyphers, but dramatically they don't mean anything. I only read books that use them as supporting characters.
Originally Posted by stormblade
Antoine de Saint Exupery knows that I am a terrible person and that you should have all my posts on ignore, as he indicates in a misappropriated quote.
Originally Posted by shadowhawk2008
...If you confronted Bergson with Attila, Attila would undoubtedly astound Bergson. As for Bergson, he could not possibly make any impression on Attila.
A drunken sailor makes more noise than a philosopher. And the SS man who, thumbs stuck in his belts, walks up and down beside a humiliated physicist as he bends over to clean the latrines likewise astounds the physicist.
Still, this idea of "actually experiencing" is melodramatic and its value is not apparent to me, without even coming to a question of taste or not.