Lee Child

#102228 Lee Child

I felt alienated by the experience and decided to stay away from corporate employment. .

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#102229 Lee Child

I grew up in Birmingham, where they made useful things and made them well. .

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#102230 Lee Child

I wanted readers to be genuinely unsure as to whether she's telling the truth or lying. It meant making her partly sympathetic, and partly unsympathetic, which wasn't easy. .

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#102231 Lee Child

We would all love to walk up to someone and shoot them in the head, there's no doubt about that. We're too civilised to admit it, but we're happy to read about it. .

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#102232 Lee Child

All of us write wish fulfillment. .

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#102233 Lee Child

I have a kind of old-fashioned, artisan approach. .

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#102234 Lee Child

I love Italian food but that's too generic a term for what's available now: you have to narrow it down to Tuscan, Sicilian, and so on. .

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#102235 Lee Child

I need a stimulating environment to write because my books are driven at 100 miles per hour at a time. .

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#102236 Lee Child

I'm not really into gourmet food; I'm the kind of guy who just stops by a place that looks good rather than heading for the restaurant of the moment. .

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#102237 Lee Child

We know we need civilization and laws and procedures, but isn't it frustrating? Wouldn't it be great if we could just do what we needed to do? .

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#102238 Lee Child

I just felt from personal observation that there is nothing more dislocated or alienated than a lifelong military person trying to cope in civilian life. It's like two completely separate planets. .

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#102239 Lee Child

I do a little fact checking now and then. Other than that its impact is simply that email has revolutionized communication for me, and my website has built up a community of readers, which is a lot of fun. .

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#102240 Lee Child

I had been coming to America very frequently for many, many years, so I had plenty of exposure - and maybe the best kind of exposure, because I think first impressions are very important. Maybe I notice stuff that is just subliminal to people who live here all the time. .

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#102241 Lee Child

I'm opposed to censorship of any kind, especially by government. But it's plain common sense that producers should target their product with some kind of sensitivity. .

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#102242 Lee Child

Practically any Western has a homesteader in trouble, and a mysterious rider shows up off the range, solves the problem over two or three days, and then rides off into the sunset. .

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#102243 Lee Child

The British regulatory system was revised, so that bigger profits were encouraged, which removed the option of big spending on programming. Quality just fell off a cliff, and all the old hands either left or were fired for being too expensive. .

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#102244 Lee Child

I write in the afternoon, from about 12 until 6 or 7. I use an upstairs room as my office. Once I get going I keep at it, and it usually takes about six months from the first blank screen until 'The End.' .

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#102245 Lee Child

Male authors always take care to make their heroes at least one inch taller than they are, and considerably more muscular. Just as female authors give their heroines better hair and slimmer thighs. .

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#102246 Lee Child

So, how to stay inside the world of entertainment without actually getting another job? I felt the only logical answer was to become a novelist. So I wrote the first book - driven by some very real feelings of desperation - and it worked. .

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#102247 Lee Child

British crime stories tend to be very internal, psychological, claustrophobic, very limited in terms of geography. .

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#102248 Lee Child

Writing is showbusiness for shy people. That's how I see it. .

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#102249 Lee Child

I have the 'thing' worked out - the trick or the surprise or the pivotal fact. Then I just start somewhere and let the story work itself out. .

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#102250 Lee Child

I have three desks. One empty for paperwork, one for the internet and email, and one for the writing computer. .

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#102251 Lee Child

The thriller is not a recent invention. It probably goes back to the dawn of storytelling. .

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#102252 Lee Child

It's always sad if anybody you know has a personal problem. .

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