Reading in the Dark is a novel by Seamus Deane in 1996. The title of the novel is taken from a section in which the boy is alone and struggling to read in the dark set against the violence of Northern Ireland in the 1940s and 1950s. The boy narrator grows up haunted by a truth he both wants and does not want to discover. Meanwhile the real world of adulthood unfolds its secrets like a collection of folktales. Many readers prefer to read during the night. The silence of the night helps and calms them in a different way which is not possible during the daytime. While the time streams for the night, the time becomes freer and more detached from the happenings and the hustle and bustle of the surrounding. The days are always occupied by some tasks and things people need to do while, night is the only time where they’re free from everything and all they can do is just read their book. And that is why most readers preferably read during the night.

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