• He would talk to them of stories and books, and explain to them how stories wanted to be told and books wanted to be read, and how everything that they ever needed to know about life and the land of which he wrote, or about any land or realm that they could imagine, was contained in books. And some of the children understood, and some did not.

    John Connolly (2006). “The Book of Lost Things: A Novel”, p.336, Simon and Schuster