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I'm very intrigued by her usage of people's traditions to spring that surprise at the end of The Thief. I wish I could be that ingenious of an author. I'm not there...yet.
"I wanted to see how strong people's sense of conventions are, and the answer is: really really really strong. I feel that I gave away things over and over and over again, and the power of people's conventions were so strong that they were surprised at the end." - Megan Whalen TurnerThe following quote is the perfect description of an author. I love it! I'm keeping it somewhere special, because, of course, I don't have enough Turner quotes on my mirror already.
"But when you're putting it down on the page, you're taking something three-dimensional and making it two-dimensional." - Megan Whalen TurnerThere you have it, another excursion into the mind of one of my favorite authors.