“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 Atkinson, Case 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).
2 thoughts on “Monday Quote – The lie of novels”
LOVE detective stories, especially well written ones. =)
I fell in love with the author first, then her Jackson Brodie series. It’s not a genre I normally read, but I’m so glad I read these.