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Disher Sayings By Garry Disher: The only good thing to come out of it was a kind of wisdom in The only good thing to come out of it was a kind of wisdom in Hirsch. He'd grown to understand that police officers can drift over time, and it isn't always or entirely conscious but a loss of perspective. Real and imagined grievances develop, a feeling that the job deserved greater and better public recognition. Rewards, for example, in the form of more money, more or better sex, a promotion, a junket to an interstate conference, greater respect in general. Some of these rewards were graspable, others the thwarted dreams that drove their grievances. Cynism set it. The bad guys always got away with it, and the media seized on the police officer who took a bribe rather than the one who helped orphans. So why not take shortcuts and bend the rules?? — Garry Disher
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Disher Sayings By Garry Disher: I wanted to be taken out of myself. I wanted to be taken out of myself. — Garry Disher
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Disher Sayings By Garry Disher: The interior was dim like a cave. The ceiling, pressed tin, was stalactited with hooks The interior was dim like a cave. The ceiling, pressed tin, was stalactited with hooks from the days when the shopkeeper would hang it with buckets, watering cans, coils of rope and paired boots. Refrigerator cases lined a side wall, shallow crates of withered fruit and vegetables the back, and in the vast middle ground were aisles of rickety shelving, stacked with anything from tinned peaches to tampons. The sole cash register was adjacent to the entrance, next to ranks of daily newspapers and weekly and monthly magazines and a little bookcase thumbtacked with a sign, Library. If you were a farmer in need of an axe or some some sheep dip you headed for the far back corner. If you wanted to buy a stamp, you headed a couple of paces past the library. — Garry Disher
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Disher Sayings By Garry Disher: I grew up in a house full of books, and we belonged to the Country I grew up in a house full of books, and we belonged to the Country Lending Service - each month the State Library would send us a parcel of books by train. — Garry Disher
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Disher Sayings By Garry Disher: At one level, an award is an endorsement, a confirmation, but I always find myself At one level, an award is an endorsement, a confirmation, but I always find myself looking askance at awards and good reviews, as though another Garry Disher had earned them. — Garry Disher
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Disher Sayings By Garry Disher: I have no favourite genre or style but treat each novel with the same care, I have no favourite genre or style but treat each novel with the same care, imagination and craftsmanship. It's as difficult to write a crime or a children's novel with a touch of style and grace as it is a literary novel. — Garry Disher
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Disher Sayings By Garry Disher: A good writer can set a thriller anywhere and make it convincing: the trick is A good writer can set a thriller anywhere and make it convincing: the trick is to evoke the setting in such a way that it highlights the crime or unsettles the reader. — Garry Disher
Disher Sayings By Garry Disher: From my years of teaching creative writing, I know that new writers take the setting From my years of teaching creative writing, I know that new writers take the setting for granted, as simply a place to set the action, but setting is a vital element in fiction writing and deserves serious treatment. — Garry Disher
Disher Sayings By Neal Stephenson: At this point, Mrs. Disher stepped in to say, if you thought that was scary, At this point, Mrs. Disher stepped in to say, if you thought that was scary, look at how poor people lived in the late twentieth century. Indeed, after ractives told them about the life of an inner-city Washington, D.C., child during the 1990s, most students had to agree they'd take a workhouse in pre-Victorian England over that any day. — Neal Stephenson
Disher Sayings By Garry Disher: Delaying and withholding tactics, red herrings, partial and doubtful outcomes are stock in trade for Delaying and withholding tactics, red herrings, partial and doubtful outcomes are stock in trade for fiction writers, especially crime writers. — Garry Disher
Disher Sayings By Garry Disher: Chopper Read attended a writing school I gave for inmates at Risdon Prison in Hobart Chopper Read attended a writing school I gave for inmates at Risdon Prison in Hobart many years ago. Even if I hadn't known about his hacked-off ears and his criminal history, I'd have found him powerful and compelling. — Garry Disher
Disher Sayings By Garry Disher: To be a writer, you must be a reader, yet as many as 30 per To be a writer, you must be a reader, yet as many as 30 per cent of my writing students were not readers. — Garry Disher
Disher Sayings By Garry Disher: I didn't feel that there was much goodness in me. I didn't feel that there was much goodness in me. — Garry Disher
Disher Sayings By Garry Disher: A curious thing happened: the terrains of England began to impinge on my consciousness, altering, A curious thing happened: the terrains of England began to impinge on my consciousness, altering, then effacing, the world outside the library window ... I was wrapped in a pleasurable dreaminess. I was in a better place. If true life existed elsewhere, then I had almost found it. — Garry Disher