Favorite Quotes: Mark Z. Danielewski 1

I think that the way I approach books is not from the position of contention against that world, just simply saying, “Well, why do I want to read a book that takes me four days that I could basically see in a movie that takes me two hours?” A lot of what’s at stake today is how we allocate our time and how much we have. So for me, I want to read a book – and hence I will write a book – that can offer me an experience that I can’t get anywhere else. If I’m going to put that kind of work to ready a book, I want it to give me an experience that is beyond what I can get online, in a movie theater, listening to on my iPod . . . I’m always checking myself, like: Can a movie do this? Can a song do this? I don’t think so. This experience lives only in this book.

from an interview with Mark Z. Danielewski.

Mark Z. Danielewski


About Christian A. Dumais

Christian A. Dumais is an American writer, humorist and public speaker living in Wrocław, Poland. He has published fiction, journalism, and academic articles in several magazines and journals such as GUD, Shock Totem and Ha!Art. His first collection of short stories, Empty Rooms Lonely Countries, was published in 2009. He also created, edited, and contributed to Cover Stories, a euphictional anthology of 100 stories inspired by songs, which was published in 2010. His most recent book is SMASHED: The Life and Tweets of Drunk Hulk.

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