that battle was a great story

The sentiment sounded trite, but then didn't most good sentiments sound trite? It was hard to make goodness-- and good people-- sound interesting. Yet the good were worthy of note, of course, because they battled and that battle was a great story, whereas the evil were evil because of moral laziness, or weakness, and that was ultimately a dull and uninteresting affair.

--Friends, Lovers, Chocolate, by Alexander McCall Smith

1 comment:

Hairline Fracture said...

I've often thought that it is the lazy way out for a writer to make the evil characters more interesting.