If I could somehow disappear into a book and become a fictional character, then as sure as anything I would.
Fictional characters have it so much easier. Their story has a clear beginning and end and you know that stuff is just going to keep happening to them because you have another 200 pages to go. If it suddenly becomes to embarrassing to bear you can skip that part. You can read your favourite moments over and over again.
So, really, on reflection, I don’t want to disappear into a book. I want to read the book of my life instead of living it.