Hollywood loves books
When you hear the words “Los Angeles,” you immediately think “books.” It’s a book town. They have this huge book festival every year, sponsored by the L.A. Times, which is staffed by book lovers who emcee book awards and moderate panel discussions about books. I saw it with my own eyes. Los Angeles is a place utterly devoted to literature, to the glamour of text. There are people in L.A. right this minute sitting through a movie, or watching rushes of a film in production, and thinking: This would make a great book.