Nell and Reader Response

Clearly, Nell hasn't seen much in the way of hypertext. Although he is correct in stating that ludic reading is generally free of evaluation by anyone other than the reader, he does not take into account the fact that there is much hypertext fiction, which could and should be considered ludic reading, which actually needs the reader's response in order to move forward.

In fact, Michael Joyce often asks the reader a question at the conclusion of any given lexia: the first page of Afternoon is such an example.

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