Can Empaths Be Cruel? The Science of Evil and Its Effect on What I’m Writing
I’m glad I didn’t read Simon Baron-Cohen’s The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty before I began writing The Secret Lives of Librarians.
Not that it’s a bad book.
If I’d done more academic research into empathy, narcissism, and evil before beginning my novel, I might have tried to fit Lilah Burns into the framework of this book instead of read the rest of this article on the Ninth Gate series website.