Monday, November 12, 2007

Quote of the Week

George P. Pelecanos, quoted in Patrick Anderson's Triumph of the Thriller:

"All the novels, to some degree, attempt to humanize and illuminate the lives of people who are typically underrepresented in American fiction. I mean to leave a record of this town, to entertain and to promote discussion. My method is simple: to present the world as it is, rather than the way readers want it to be."

Damn right. I'm putting this up above the computer.

1 comment:

Kristy said...

A reminder is always great, Dusty, but, FWIW, I think you do this already.

I have an Eminem quote above my desk. Not sure it will post my comment if I tell you what it says though!