Writer Quote: Roald Dahl on reader reactions

“I don’t care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book.”
—Roald Dahl

An interesting quote from the author of Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryMatildaThe Fantastic Mr. Fox and others given last Friday’s post on unsatisfactory endings.

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6 thoughts on “Writer Quote: Roald Dahl on reader reactions

    • Maybe what he said is the luxury of the successful writer. But I read it with an implicit “if (the readers) read the story all the way to the end, they didn’t really hate it”. 😉

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