I think Chris Brown gets kind of dismissed as a gay writer, and I think Chris's books are really, really smart. I wish his books sold a little more widely.
I try to tell a story the way someone would tell you a story in a bar, with the same kind of timing and pacing.
Think about George Orwell's three-minute hate from the novel '1984' and how that left everyone sort of exhausted and able to live their boring humdrum lives. If our lives are going to continue being unfulfilled and boring, perhaps we do need some sort of short-term violent chaos incorporated into them, to make them more palatable.
It takes a lot to get people talking in airplanes. But once they start talking, you just can't shut them up.
Niki de St. Phalle