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Study: Books Have Grown Scarier, Less ‘Emotional’

American authors are more likely to use “emotional” language than British authors

Books have gotten less “emotional” and scarier over the past 40 years, and the emotions conveyed in books correspond closely with world events, according to an analysis by researchers at England’s University of Bristol.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/03/22/study-books-have-grown-scarier-less-emotional?google_editors_picks=true