Monday, June 4, 2012

Lou Ford says...

'In lots of books I read, the writer seems to go haywire every time he reaches a high point. He'll start leaving out punctuation and running his words together and babble about stars flashing and sinking into a deep dreamless sea. And you can't figure out whether the hero's laying his girl or a cornerstone. I guess that kind of crap is supposed to be pretty deep stuff - a lot of the book reviewers eat it up, I notice. But the way I see it is, the writer is just too goddamn lazy to do his job. And I'm not lazy, whatever else I am. I'll tell you everything.'

- Lou Ford (The Killer Inside Me, Jim Thompson, 1952)

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