• Reading, I had learned, was as creative a process as writing, sometimes more so. When we read of the dying rays of the setting sun or the boom and swish of the incoming tide, we should reserve as much praise for ourselves as for the author. After all, the reader is doing all the work - the writer might have died long ago.

    Jasper Fforde (2007). “Thursday Next: First Among Sequels: A Thursday Next Novel”, p.64, Penguin