“He writes his cons the way dead Russians write novels, with thematic arcs and embedded symbolism and shit.”
Characters → Bang Bang, The Brothers Bloom .
"When you’re done with something, blow it up."
“She’s an artist of nitroglycerin, it’s kind of her thing. A few years back, when we hit the top of our smuggling game, she just appeared. And we figure someday she’ll just disappear.”
The perfect con is one where everyone involved gets just what they wanted.
There is no such thing as an unwritten life, only a badly written one.
“I collect hobbies. I see someone doing something I like and I get books and I learn how to do it”.
Bang Bang appreciation post.