A little-known fact about Mussolini is that he was also a novelist. To me, this makes perfect sense. The writer of a novel is like the dictator of the novel; he makes all his characters do exactly what he wants them to do, and say exactly what he wants them to say. But please don't draw any conclusions about the kind of people who write novels. After all, not all novelists are power-hungry madmen --- some are power-hungry madwomen.
-- Pseudonymous Bosch in The Name of This Book is Secret