“There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth.”

– C.H. Spurgeon

Fiction encapsulates truths. 

In doing so, it makes the truth about the world around us more appealing because the truths are revealed as the story unfolds.

Literature is the study of truth revealed through fiction.

C.H. Spurgeon takes the argument one step further in saying the truth is best left to fiction.

So why is literature waning in popularity?