Books Begin from the Simplest Things
“An image, sound, idea,” he elaborated. “You explore it and see where it goes. It’s not a rational thing, to write a book.”
He wrote City of God, for example, when he saw the image of a cross on the top of a synagogue.
“A novel, among other things, is a mixture of opinions.” Popular opinion is that Doctorow’s books are well worth reading.
See what Salon had to say about Doctorow’s City of God at the link below.