Sunday, September 07, 2008

QUOTES ON READING | Reading To Escape

I grew up with the notion that 'escapist' reading was intellectually inferior to coolly analytical text, but now I'm on the side of Tolkien: those most likely to be upset by the notion of escape are the jailers. Now I'll read anything, as long as it's good, as long as it gives me that sense of multiplication, of time travel and life extension.

~ Nicola Griffith [Source]

2 comments:

Nymeth said...

You seriously post the best quotes.

Dark Orpheus said...

Nymeth - Thanks. :)

But seriously - Nicola Griffith is way cool. Her blog is well-written (puts me to shame) and she has such passion in writing. Just reading her blog makes me desperate to read her books - which I have packed into one of the boxes somewhere! *cries of anguish*