Cormac McCarthy – Hollywood’s Favorite Cowboy

There’s a really good interview with Cormac McCarthy in the Wall Street Journal. The movie version of his novel The Road will be released on November 25.

People apparently only read mystery stories of any length. With mysteries, the longer the better and people will read any damn thing. But the indulgent, 800-page books that were written a hundred years ago are just not going to be written anymore and people need to get used to that. If you think you’re going to write something like “The Brothers Karamazov” or “Moby-Dick,” go ahead. Nobody will read it. I don’t care how good it is, or how smart the readers are. Their intentions, their brains are different.

(via df)

11.18.2009Tagged with: