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Marcus Sakey

American,  Author
Total Quotes : 26
Gamer Geek Sci-Fi

I'm a card-carrying nerd, a gamer, and sci-fi geek.

- Marcus Sakey

Always Been X-Men

I've always been fascinated by mythology or, in modern parlance, by X-Men or vampires.

- Marcus Sakey

Change About Occupy

As the Occupy Movement demonstrated, it's tough to change anything when you're talking about everything.

- Marcus Sakey

Process Novelists Turned

As an author, it's a strange process to watch your novel turned into a movie. It's tremendously exciting but somewhat voyeuristic; after all, novelists are rarely involved in the process.

- Marcus Sakey

Purpose Theoretical

In 1791, the right to bear arms to defend against an over-reaching government wasn't theoretical. Today, it's hard to imagine physical weapons serving the same purpose. But it's easy to see how hacktivists might - especially if you broaden the opponents to include hate groups and rapacious multinationals.

- Marcus Sakey

Storytelling Discovering

For me, the best moments in storytelling are the ones where I feel I'm discovering something.

- Marcus Sakey

Fiction Decade Honestly

A decade in advertising exposed me to plenty of schemers and backstabbers. But honestly, advertising is wonderful training for fiction. Writing novels is much easier if you've ever tried to write a billboard.

- Marcus Sakey

Love Been Telling

I'm a Hemingway fan, so in a manner of speaking, I've been fishing with him already. But man, would I love to board Pilar in Key West and head south until we have a day-long battle with a tarpon, haul that bad boy up, then celebrate by telling lies over rum on a Cuban terrace.

- Marcus Sakey

Book Reading While

For me, one of the hallmarks of a really great book is that I'm seeing it in my head while I'm reading.

- Marcus Sakey

Strong Like Author

I like female characters that are strong in their own right and not because the author said so.

- Marcus Sakey

Big Like Flavors

I like really sharp flavors, and I like contrasts. Something sweet and sour at the same time is a big win.

- Marcus Sakey

Upset More Considered

I'm not at all upset to be considered a crime novelist. But for me, it's never really about the crime or the violence. I'm much more interested in exploring issues.

- Marcus Sakey

Character Get Reader

The first job of a storyteller is to make the reader feel the story, to get the reader to live in the skin of the character.

- Marcus Sakey

Reason Why Some

I learned to dive in Belize, which is sort of like learning to drive in an Aston Martin. The reefs and refuges are some of the most dramatic in the world. But the real reason I went was to dive the Blue Hole, a 400 ft. sinkhole near Ambergris Caye. Google it, and you'll see why.

- Marcus Sakey

Choose Other Friendly

Nobody is accidentally in Alaska. The people who are in Alaska are there because they choose to be, so they've sort of got a real frontier ethic. The people are incredibly friendly, interesting, smart people - but they also stay out of each other's business.

- Marcus Sakey

Thought Been About

I don't know if this is the flat-out strangest, but I'll never forget handling a human brain. It had been sliced into sections for autopsy, each about an inch thick, and felt like pork tenderloin. I swear to god, my first thought was that if you were to dust it with chipotle and cinnamon and saute it in butter, it would probably be delicious.

- Marcus Sakey

Kid Lose Last

If you pick up a copy of 'A Better World,' you'll lose those last five pounds while saving a baby seal under a rainbow. I kid. It'll be ten pounds.

- Marcus Sakey

Love One Of The Things

One of the things that I love about crime novels is that you can turn the volume all the way up. If I can make somebody blow their subway stop, I win.

- Marcus Sakey

Book Week I Write

The thing I'm always trying to do when I write is hit that sweet spot where the book both keeps you up late at night, and yet a week after you've finished, it still pops back into your head.

- Marcus Sakey

Star Movie I Write

When I write, I try not to cast in my head, because then I'm writing to a major movie star, and it picks up those ticks, and that's not what I want to do.

- Marcus Sakey