Does such a thing as "the fatal flaw," that showy dark crack running down the middle of a life, exist outside literature?
I suppose the shock of recognition is one of the nastiest shocks of all.
There is nothing wrong with the love of Beauty. But Beauty-unless she is wed to something more meaningful-is always superficial
And as we leave Donne and Walton on the shores of Metahemeralism, we wave a fond farewell to those famous chums of yore.
Twelve years after Robin's death, no one knew any more about how he had ended up hanged from a tree in his own yard than they had on the day it happened.
The Little Friend is a long book. It's also completely different from my first novel: different landscape, different characters, different use of language and diction, different approach to story.
Different Long Book Book
Children love secret club houses. They love secrecy even when there's no need for secrecy.
Houses Even Need
I'd rather write one good book than ten mediocre ones.
Ones Rather I
I think innocence is something that adults project upon children that's not really there.
Innocence Something I Think
Everything takes me longer than I expect. It's the sad truth about life.
Truth Me I
I really do work in solitude.
I think it's hard to write about children and to have an idea of innocence.
Write Hard Think