Author: Ross MacDonald

Brief Info: Ross Macdonald is the main pseudonym that was used by the American-Canadian writer of crime fiction Kenneth Millar

Years Lived: 1915-1983

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Moving across the city's great broken body


I had to admit to myself that I lived for nights like these, moving across the city’s great broken body, making connections among its millions of cells. I had a crazy wish or fantasy that some day before I died, if I made all the right neural connections, the citty would come all the way alive. Like the Bride of Frankenstein.

From the book The Instant Enemy

— 1968

The more they yearned for omnipotence

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Blackwell was a sad and troubled man, hardly competent to play God with anybody’s life. But the sadder and more troubled they were, the more they yearned for omnipotence. The really troubled ones believed they had it.

From the book The Zebra-Striped Hearse

— 1962

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