One of the strange things that happens when you publish a book is that you begin ... to see what resonances it has for the readers, ... Sometimes you begin to understand your book a bit more.
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It is very, very easy not to be offended by a book. You just have to shut it.
Reality is a question of perspective the further you get from the past, the more concrete and plausible it seems --but as you approach the present, it inevitably seems incredible.
For the record, there is a French project to make a theatrical adaptation of The Satanic Verses, so maybe that's a start.
Our lives are not what we deserve; they are, let us agree, in many ways deficient.
I think it's a stupid way to read a book, ... to say that because something happens to one person the author is trying to suggest that all people are like this. The novel is the art of the particular. And I'm talking about a particular person whose development from innocence to guilt, if you like, is his own particular narrative arc. The point is to make that coherent - not to read the book as some kind of simple allegory, but to read it as a story about a person.
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None can less afford to delay than the aged sinner. Now is the time. Now or never. You have, as it were, one foot already in the grave. Your opportunities will soon be over. Strive, then, I entreat you, to enter in at the strait gate.
Then there's going to be another project I am involved with, in fact, I'm going back to film it next week. It's a game for the Internet called Advance Warriors, and my character is Max, who is blind, but he has special powers. It will be a new game played on the Internet.
No, originally I thought that writing articles would keep me from having to see a psychiatrist, but I became even more depressed as a result.
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