9 Denise Mina You Quotes

” The idea of suicide is of a very set narrative, as if killing yourself is a definitive statement. But it can be just as meaningless as throwing a stone in a river. “


” It’s very hard to be cut off in Glasgow because it’s such a small city. You know, we have the highest rate of per-capita imprisonment, certainly in Britain, maybe in Europe. We have a very high murder rate here. So most people will know someone who’s been to prison. “


” If you went for a job interview in a Glasgow law firm, they used to ask you what school you went to. And that was a way of finding out what religion you were. “


” Because I write a book a year, I always want to do one other project every year that’s stimulating in a different way. It means you can be working but not using up your prose juice, you know? “


” I respond very well to rules. If there are certain parameters it’s much easier to do something really good. Especially when readers know what those are. They know what to expect and then you have to wrong-foot them. That is the trick of crime fiction. And readers come to crime and graphic novels wanting to be entertained, or disgusted. “


” Crime is a very hard genre to feminise. If you have a female protagonist she is going to be looking after her mum when she gets older, she is going to be worried about her brother and sister, she will be making a living while bringing up kids. “


” With my earlier books, I got quite bored being with one protagonist all the way through. With the Alex Morrow books, I wanted to do something a bit more holistic, so there were lots of different points of view, and I wanted to look at aspects of crime that you don’t tend to look at. “


” You have to take your ego out of it and say, do I want people to be obsequious to me or do I want to write good books? If it’s the latter, you have to take criticism. It’s annoying, but that’s how to do good stuff, listen to other people. “


” I was very aware of office politics because I was so baffled by them. So much so goes unsaid. No one says ‘you’re a cheeky so-and-so,’ no one says ‘you’re so moody,’ nobody ever confronts anyone else about anything. But I’m very crass, and I’m very confrontational, and I have a temper. I had to be hyper-vigilant in every office I worked in. “



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The idea of suicide is of a very set narrative, as if killing yourself is a definitive statement. But it can be just as meaningless as throwing a stone in a river.
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If you went for a job interview in a Glasgow law firm, they used to ask you what school you went to. And that was a way of finding out what religion you were.
Because I write a book a year, I always want to do one other project every year that
I respond very well to rules. If there are certain parameters it
Crime is a very hard genre to feminise. If you have a female protagonist she is going to be looking after her mum when she gets older, she is going to be worried about her brother and sister, she will be making a living while bringing up kids.
With my earlier books, I got quite bored being with one protagonist all the way through. With the Alex Morrow books, I wanted to do something a bit more holistic, so there were lots of different points of view, and I wanted to look at aspects of crime that you don
You have to take your ego out of it and say, do I want people to be obsequious to me or do I want to write good books? If it
I was very aware of office politics because I was so baffled by them. So much so goes unsaid. No one says
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