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Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well. Mark Haddon#Book 180
Mark Haddon#Book 180
I want my name to mean me. Mark Haddon#Existentialism 77
Mark Haddon#Existentialism 77
At 20, 25, 30, we begin to realise that the possibilities of escape are getting fewer. We have jobs, children, partners, debts. This is the part of us to which literary fiction speaks. Mark Haddon#Begin 72
Mark Haddon#Begin 72
From a good book, I want to be taken to the very edge. I want a glimpse into that outer darkness. Mark Haddon#Book 68
Mark Haddon#Book 68
Science and literature give me answers. And they ask me questions I will never be able to answer. Mark Haddon#Science 52
Mark Haddon#Science 52
Writing for children is bloody difficult; books for children are as complex as their adult counterparts, and they should therefore be accorded the same respect. Mark Haddon#Accorded 50
Mark Haddon#Accorded 50
For me, disability is a way of getting some extremity, some kind of very difficult situation, that throws an interesting light on people. Mark Haddon#Difficult 46
Mark Haddon#Difficult 46
Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them. Mark Haddon#Life 45
Mark Haddon#Life 45
B is for bestseller. Mark Haddon#Bestseller 41
Mark Haddon#Bestseller 41
I better make the plot good. I wanted to make it grip people on the first page and have a big turning point in the middle, as there is, and construct the whole thing like a roller coaster ride. Mark Haddon#Big 38
Mark Haddon#Big 38
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