Saturday, February 18, 2006

Belief in Your Words

Former bus driver, Magnus Mills, on his first novel The Restraint of Beasts:
Yes, once I started I knew it'd be published because, you see, if you are going to believe in a book that much, you've got to be prepared to publish it yourself if no one else will.
If you haven't read The Restraint of Beasts (shortlisted for the Booker 1998), do track down a copy, particularly if you have a fascination for high-tension fencing.

I almost choked laughing.

4 comments:

lil ms d said...

i loved the book!

Greenbottle said...

not too many comments for this post i see. Obviously you don't have too many bus drivers reading your blog sharon!

bibliobibuli said...

i care not, greenbottle. i wanted only to preserve the quote for myself. and to pass on the message about how much fun this book is ...

Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun.