I Read A Lot Of Detective Stories Because They Always Deliver

I read a lot of detective stories because they always deliver. They give you a beginning, a middle, and an end – a resolution. The modern novels I read don’t always deliver because I’m looking essentially for a story… In particular I read detective stories for pacing, plot and suspense.

Goodreads.com. (2020). Robert Cormier Quotes (Author of The Chocolate War). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/10442.Robert_Cormier [Accessed 17 Jan. 2020].

They Tell You Do Your Own Thing But They Don’t Mean It

They tell you to do your own thing but they don’t mean it. They don’t want you to do your thing, not unless it happens to be their thing, too.

Goodreads.com. (2020). Robert Cormier Quotes (Author of The Chocolate War). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/10442.Robert_Cormier [Accessed 17 Jan. 2020].

Intrigued By The Power Of Words

He was intrigued by the power of words, not the literary words that filled the books in the library but the sharp, staccato words that went into the writing of news stories. Words that went for the jugular. Active verbs that danced and raced on the page.

Goodreads.com. (2020). Robert Cormier Quotes (Author of The Chocolate War). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/10442.Robert_Cormier [Accessed 17 Jan. 2020].