Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Book Quote of the Day #2

I read old novels. The reason is simple: I prefer proper endings. Marriages and deaths, noble sacrifices and unhoped-for reunions, great falls and dreams fulfilled; these, in my view, constitute an ending worth the wait. They should come after adventures, perils, dangers and dilemmas, and wind up everything nice and neatly. Endings like this are to be found more commonly in old novels than new ones, so I read old novels.

Diane Satterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

1 comment:

SpookyRach said...

Oh, I love that.

Good reason to watch old movies, too...