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Of all of them there at the bar that night, the bartender was the one who survived the longest. He died three weeks later on the road out of the city.
When I wrote this passage, I wanted was for readers to be, like, “Wait, WHAT?” and then hopefully find themselves unable to put the book down. I have no formal training as a writer, which is another way of saying that I learned everything I know about writing by reading other peoples’ books. For me, one of the most important books in this regard has been Dan Chaon’s 2011 novel Await Your Reply. It opens with a young man being driven to the hospital, his severed hand in a cooler full of ice. (I know!) Something I took away from that is how effective it can be to insert a horrible detail that ...more
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I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
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"that was a hefty read .... such attention to detail that is not always necessary - overall, a wonderful book and I will continue with the series"
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Haruki Murakami
“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, "It might have been.”
Kurt Vonnegut

George R.R. Martin
“Winter is coming.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Philip Pullman
“I'm trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief... I'm not in the business of offending people. I find the books upholding certain values that I think are important, such as life is immensely valuable and this world is an extraordinarily beautiful place. We should do what we can to increase the amount of wisdom in the world.

[Washington Post interview, 19 February 2001]”
philip pullman

George R.R. Martin
“When you play a game of thrones you win or you die.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

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