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If life's lessons could be reduced to single sentences, there would be no need for fiction.
The great break of my literary career was going to law school.
For thousands and thousands of American kids, libraries are the only safe place they can find to study, a haven free from the dangers of street or the numbing temptations of television. As schools cut back services, the library looms even more important to countless children.
I count myself as one of millions of Americans whose life simply would not be the same without the libraries that supported my learning.
I tend to write in the mornings.
If the rewards to authors go down, simple economics says there will be fewer authors. It's not that people won't burn with the passion to write. The number of people wanting to be novelists is probably not going to decline - but certainly the number of people who are going to be able to make a living as authors is going to dramatically decrease.
Libraries function as crucial technology hubs, not merely for free Web access, but those who need computer training and assistance. Library business centers help support entrepreneurship and retraining.
On the streets, unrequited love and death go together almost as often as in Shakespeare.
People talk of me as being the inventor of the legal thriller.
Postmodernism cost literature its audience.
The one thing I would like more credit for is being part of a movement which involves recognising the importance of plot and asserting that books of literary worth could be written that had plots.
The prosecutor, who is supposed to carry the burden of proof, really is an author.
The purpose of narrative is to present us with complexity and ambiguity.
There are lots of things about Amazon for which they deserve credit. They're innovative. There are lots of very, very happy Amazon customers. I'm not here to dispute that Amazon has been personally good for me or to say that they haven't been, so far, good to their customers.
Widespread public access to knowledge, like public education, is one of the pillars of our democracy, a guarantee that we can maintain a well-informed citizenry.
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