email 3 July 2008
That first plagiarized line:
Todd Downey thought that a woman who would steal your love when your love was really all you had, was not much of a woman. He therefore decided to kill her. He would bury her in the deep corner formed where the house and the barn came together at an extreme angle. He would bury her where his wife kept her garden, the garden she loved more than she loved him.
When Depp read this in the film, I had to back up and hear it again. What a sequence of sentences! What a way to start a story! I thought, boy, I hope to write that well when I write fiction…