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" A calm environment is for after I finish work. "
" All of us write wish fulfillment. "
" British crime stories tend to be very internal, psychological, claustrophobic, very limited in terms of geography. "
" For men, as they get bogged down with responsibilities, commitments, bureaucracy, it is a fantasy just to think of shedding everything literally, walking away with nothing at all, and just hitting the road. "
" For me the end of a book is just as exciting as it is for a reader. "
" I'd been a thriller reader all my life. "
" I do a little fact checking now and then. Other than that its impact is simply that email has revolutionized communication for me, and my website has built up a community of readers, which is a lot of fun. "
" I don't know what the secret is when I am writing it - it really is a surprise to me. "
" I don't need validation, recognition or praise. What I need are facts and the facts are that one of my books gets sold, somewhere in the world, every second. "
" I felt alienated by the experience and decided to stay away from corporate employment. "
" I grew up in Birmingham, where they made useful things and made them well. "
" I had a brief theater background and loved the backstage world there's more backstage work in television, so I saw a job advertised and applied, and got it. That was back in 1977, when getting jobs was easy. "
" I had been coming to America very frequently for many, many years, so I had plenty of exposure - and maybe the best kind of exposure, because I think first impressions are very important. Maybe I notice stuff that is just subliminal to people who live here all the time. "
" I have a kind of old-fashioned, artisan approach. "
" I have the 'thing' worked out - the trick or the surprise or the pivotal fact. Then I just start somewhere and let the story work itself out. "
" I have three desks. One empty for paperwork, one for the internet and email, and one for the writing computer. "
" I just felt from personal observation that there is nothing more dislocated or alienated than a lifelong military person trying to cope in civilian life. It's like two completely separate planets. "
" I like food, like any other guy, but it is not the main thing in my life. I can do without it. "
" I love Italian food but that's too generic a term for what's available now: you have to narrow it down to Tuscan, Sicilian, and so on. "
" I love visiting LA. It's an endlessly fascinating city, and is, of course, America's entertainment capital. Each time I go, I fall in love with it all over again. That said, it's not the sort of place I'd want to live. "
" I'm not really into gourmet food; I'm the kind of guy who just stops by a place that looks good rather than heading for the restaurant of the moment. "
" I'm opposed to censorship of any kind, especially by government. But it's plain common sense that producers should target their product with some kind of sensitivity. "
" I need a stimulating environment to write because my books are driven at 100 miles per hour at a time. "
" In principle if I could not have a home I wouldn't. But not having a home would be too difficult procedurally, going from hotel to hotel, the gap of three hours where you're hungry and tired. "
" I think my books come out very visual, which is an obvious consequence. "
" It's always sad if anybody you know has a personal problem. "
" It's always tense when you move a character from a book to the screen. Always tense. "
" It's a tough case and the first time Reacher needs to recruit somebody to help him out. He uses a woman he knew in the army she's a fascinating character. "
" I've discovered writers by reading books left in airplane seats and weird hotels. "
" I wanted readers to be genuinely unsure as to whether she's telling the truth or lying. It meant making her partly sympathetic, and partly unsympathetic, which wasn't easy. "
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