It can be dismaying, all the same, for a novelist to compare the slowness of the writing with the speed of the reading. Novels are read in a matter of days, even hours. A writer may labor for weeks over a particular passage that will have its effect on a reader for an instant – and that effect may be subliminal or barely noticed.BrainyQuote. 2020. 38 Graham Swift Quotes – Inspirational Quotes At Brainyquote. [online] Available at: <https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/graham-swift-quotes> [Accessed 4 May 2020].