As a reader, she adds, her earliest influence came from translations of Hemingway and Chekhov.
So you know the reader is desperate to find out what happened after the shot rang out.
If you have great characters, then your reader becomes emotionally invested in those people.
Nothing in the almost hallucinatory and beautiful style would lead a reader to guess at the near-terminal state of its author.
Dear reader, get ready for Mr. Darcy to kick some zombie ass.
Perhaps on that account they struck the reader's sense more sharply.
But, leaving my reader to draw his own moral, I must go on with my narrative.
The reader will readily imagine the discomforts to which I was subjected on this voyage.
And then, as the reader knows, he went home and snubbed his sister.
I have spoken so much of the Vril Staff that my reader may expect me to describe it.
Old English rædere "person who reads aloud to others; lector; scholar; diviner, interpreter," agent noun from rædan (see read (v.)). Cf. Dutch rader "adviser," Old High German ratari "counselor." Old English fem. form was rædistre.