It took nearly 18 years — along with four titles, four agents, 12 rewrites and at least 50 rejections — before author Bill Morris published his latest novel, ‘Motor City Burning.’ —
Detroit Free Press (via pegasusbooks)
Take heart, writers.
[via Maud Newton]
A really great book. Honest. —
Lee Child on Matthew Klein’s No Way Back, a corporate thriller about a newly sober CEO who grows suspicious of the company he’s hired to turn around.
Read an excerpt here.
What book will you be reading this weekend?
The New York Times: What kind of reader were you as a child? And what were your favorite childhood books?
Michael Lewis: The first books I really ripped through were the Hardy Boys mysteries. Around age 11, I began to resist the books that my teachers required me to read, in favor of books I suspected my teachers would disapprove of. I read “Rosemary’s Baby” before “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
(via the NYT)
I’ve never felt guilty reading a book. My literary guilty pleasure is television. — Michael Lewis, to the New York Times
If you’re getting an advance copy of Swedish crime fiction sensation Camilla Lackberg’s THE HIDDEN CHILD, it’s coming to you with candy.
I am not above bribing book reviewers.
Shelf Pleasure asked me about my favorite place to read & now all I can think about is being on a beach with a book.
Walter Kirn thinks his friends are psychopaths. (via)
"Dearest, I feel certain that I am going mad again."
Virginia Woolf’s heartbreaking suicide note.