Really liked this quote from an interview with author David Mitchell about writing and how his new book is more preoccupied with what he describes as “human mud” and less experimental in its structure and form.
“The reason we love the books we love – it’s the people. It’s the human mud, the glue between us and them, the universal periodic table of the human condition. It transcends.”
Read the whole article in last Sunday’s New York Times magazine. I read his book Black Swan Green and I’m interested to check out Cloud Atlas.