Chris Muir's Day By Day

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Quote of the Day

Apart from treating my char­acters with the same respect as in any other form of novel, I have one sacred rule about the thriller. It is, it ought to be, it must be, a morality. If it strays from the side of the angels, provokes total despair, willfully destroys—without pressing need in the plot—the innocent and the good, takes pleasure in evil, that is unforgivable sin. I use the word deliberately and gravely.

Found here.

From Ellis Peters (Edith Pargeter), creator of Brother Cadfael.

2 comments:

Old NFO said...

Good idea, and an interesting take...

Bob said...

@Old NFO: Ever read her books? The "Brother Cadfael" mysteries by Ellis Peters?