Bookish Matters

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

—Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


I'm in the supermarket one day with my cart, and there's this woman, about 95. She says, "I know who you are. You write those stories, those awful horror stories . . . I don't like that. I like uplifting movies like that Shawshank Redemption." So I said, "I wrote that." And she said, "No, you didn't."And that was it. Talk about surreal. I went to myself, for a minute, "It's not very much like my other stuff. Maybe I didn't write it!"

-Stephen King

1 comment:

  1. I didn't realize that was a quote for a minute and I was like - crazy people intuit that Esme writes!