3 Quotes – Susan Hill


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Susan Hill, English author

born:
February 5, 1942 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England

known for these books (among others):
The Woman in Black, The Mist in the Mirror, a series of crime novels featuring detective Simon Serrailler

Website: Β http://susanhill.org.uk/

 

Once you finish a book, you let it go out into the world to seek its fortune.
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Every reader re-creates a novel – in their own imagination, anyway. It’s only entirely the writer’s when nobody else has read it.
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I don’t understand it when people get cross about how one of their works was adapted and say, ‘Oh, they ruined it!’ Well, the book is still there.

 

Which is your favourite quote by Susan Hill?


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26 thoughts on “3 Quotes – Susan Hill

  1. the first and it’s my idea when I will publish a book, it must seek it’s fortune by itself and through it’s readers perceptions and words…

  2. “I don’t understand it when people get cross about how one of their works was adapted and say, ‘Oh, they ruined it!’ Well, the book is still there.” Yeah just give me the check and you can make it any way you want. I’m with Susan on this one.

    • This is a typical ‘food for thought’ quote. This is what I came up with:
      “They ruined it” – perhaps for some; they (might have) made it more valuable for another audience. If you add the following discussions – you’ve got more publicity than without any adaptions…

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