Monday Quote – The lie of novels

“She should have done science, not spent all her time with her head in novels.  Novels gave you a completely false idea about life, they told lies and they implied there were endings when in reality there were no endings, everything just went on and on and on.”

―      Kate AtkinsonCase Histories

My love of Kate Atkinson began with this book and, I believe, this quote. She just gets it right — in her mysteries as well as her stand-alone fiction and short stories. Jackson Brodie is the only detective series I’ve ever read (and will continue to read if she writes it).



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