Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Carlos Ruiz Zafon on the brain

(In terms of reading modern fiction) "...It seems like it is a sin that if it is popular it can not be good... Who is saying those things? What is their personal agenda, what are the interests behinds this type of things...that someone is trying to tell us what we should think, What we should consider good is it because we are idiots and cannot decide for ourselves? One of the things I am trying to communicate to readers is to...think for yourself, decide for yourself. We have a brain between our ears...and that's a lot of the point of reading and exploring literature is about that, about using that brain to enjoy, to find beauty, to find intelligence to find ideas. So let's use it. And then we'll be able to decide." Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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