Each Friday from now on I'll be hosting a feature called Quotable, which will pluck some of these gems out of my notebook and onto your computer screen. It's my hope that you'll enjoy these quotations as much as I have, and that they may inspire you to pick up a book you might not have considered before.
This will be a weekly feature open to other bloggers -- grab the button and share your own quote along with me every Friday!
Consider the quotations each day this week as a sneak peek of things to come.
Charles Dickens muses the significance of The Moonstone, which is now considered the first English language detective novel:
"The idea of an entire novel revolving around a single mystery, with an interesting and three-dimensional detective character -- perhaps a private enquiry detective rather than a formal police detective -- in a central position, and with all character development and nuance of daily verisimilitude flowing from the side-effects and after-effects of whatever crime was the mainspring for the novel's central tale...why it is revolutionary!"-- Dan Simmons, Drood p. 561