ALAN v32n1 - "Blurring" the Borders between Fantasy and Reality: Considering the Work of Cornelia Funke

"Why are you looking at me like that?" he cried. "Yes, I let him get away with it. He's one of my best villains. How could I kill him off? It's the same in real life: Notorious murderers get off scot-free and live happily all their lives, while good people die—sometimes the very best people. That's the way of the world. Why should it be different in books?" (258)