Right now I'm in the middle of On Writing, by Stephen King. He articulates so well the idea that writing is a kind of telepathy. You communicate with the author when you read his words; you listen to the story that he's telling, and he puts these ideas in your head. When you open a book, you let someone show you another way of thinking. That's what happened to me with these books, which I realize are all by American writers.
— As told to M Healey