Monday, January 17, 2011

Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell's latest novel is Port Mortuary (Kay Scarpetta Series #18).

From her Q & A with Anna Metcalfe at the Financial Times:

What book changed your life?

Probably Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. It’s a magnificent example of the abuse of power and it has fed into all my books.

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Can you remember the first novel you read?

Lord of the Flies stands out mightily in my memory of my early years. It is such a strong statement about the human heart.

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What book do you wish you’d written?

The Silence of the Lambs. It’s a remarkable thriller.
Read the complete Q & A.

--Marshal Zeringue