Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Books that make a difference

"I think books are like people, in the sense that they'll turn up in your life when you most need them. After my father died, the book that sort of saved my life was Gabriel García Márquez's novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. Because of that experience, I firmly believe there are books whose greatness actually enables you to live, to do something. And sometimes, human beings need story and narrative more than they need nourishment and food."

--Actress Emma Thompson on choosing seven "books that made a difference" for O magazine.

She includes a NZ ttile in her list too!

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