Nicolas Creel é um homem com uma missão. A sua empresa de armamento enfrenta uma crise e ele arrisca tudo para assegurar o negócio por muitos e muitos anos. Creel põe em marcha um ambicioso jogo, criando e manipulando eventos e conflitos, contando …
New York Times: Who are your favorite fantasy novelists?Terry Pratchett: O.K., I give in. J. R. R. Tolkien. I wrote a letter to him once and got a very nice reply. Just think how busy he would have been, and yet he took the time out to write to a fan.
NYT: What makes for a good fantasy novel?TP: The kind that isn’t fantastic. It’s just creating a new reality. Really, a good fantasy is just a mirror of our own world, but one whose reflection is subtly distorted.
NYT: Which novels have had the most impact on you as a writer? Is there a particular book that made you want to write?TP: It has to be “The Wind in the Willows.” It fascinated me. He had toads living in great country houses and badgers and moles acting like British gentlemen. I read the pages so often they fell apart, and God bless him for leaving in the pieces called “Wayfarers All” and “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.” I am sorry to say that certain publishers, who really should know better, have produced editions with those pieces cut from that wonderful book, stating they were simply too heavy for children. I scream at stuff like that. After all, “The Pilgrim’s Progress” was a book written for children. A good book, no matter its intended audience, should get people reading, and that’s what started me writing. And once I started, I never stopped.
Nota: Este Artigo foi aceito e apresentado no XXIII Seminário de Estudos Linguísticos e Literários/SELL, de 7 a 9 de novembro de 2018 na Universidade Federal de Rondônia/UNIR, campus de
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