Alan Furst

#147967 Alan Furst

Good people don't spend their time being good. Good people want to spend their time mowing the lawn and playing with the dog. But bad people spend all their time being bad. It is all they think about. .

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#147968 Alan Furst

If you can live in Paris, maybe you should. .

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#147969 Alan Furst

Whether you like it or not, Paris is the beating heart of Western civilisation. It's where it all began and ended. .

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#147970 Alan Furst

The best Paris I know now is in my head. .

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#147971 Alan Furst

I don't really write plots. I use history as the engine that drives everything. .

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#147972 Alan Furst

I invented the historical spy novel. .

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#147973 Alan Furst

I expect that my readers have been to Europe, I expect them to have some feeling for a foreign language, I expect them to have read books - there are a lot of people like that! That's my audience. .

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I have a very serious censorship office inside my head; it censors things that I could tell you that you would never forget, and I don't want to be the person to stick that in your brain. .

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#147975 Alan Furst

You can't make accommodations in crucial situations and be heroic. .

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#147976 Alan Furst

Once you have your characters, they tell you what to write, you don't tell them. .

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#147977 Alan Furst

You write a lot of books; you hope you get better. .

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#147978 Alan Furst

I don't just want my books to be about the '30s and '40s. I want them to read as if they had been written then. I think of them as '40s novels, written in the conservative narrative past. .

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#147979 Alan Furst

I don't inflict horrors on readers. .

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#147980 Alan Furst

I grew up reading genre writers, and to the degree that Eric Ambler and Graham Greene are genre writers, I'm a genre writer. .

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#147981 Alan Furst

I read very little contemporary anything. .

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#147982 Alan Furst

I write what I call 'novels of consolation' for people who are bright and sophisticated. .

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#147983 Alan Furst

I'm basically an Upper West Side Jewish writer. .

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#147984 Alan Furst

I'm not really a mass market writer. .

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#147985 Alan Furst

If you're a writer, you're always working. .

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#147986 Alan Furst

My novels are about the European reality, not about chases. You want chases, get somebody else's books. .

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#190665 Alan Furst

Good people dont spend their time being good. Good people want to spend their time mowing the lawn and playing with the dog. But bad people spend all their time being bad. It is all they think about. .

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