Um, sorry, I guess I don't understand the question. You want a quote about The Outsiders
or the X-Men
or Lord of the Flies
or Gulliver's Travels
American Way: Is old age something you have considered writing about?
: That's what my next novel is going to be about. ... First of all there was Murther & Walking Spirits
and The Cunning Man
. This will be the third in that group. Written about some of the same characters and a lot of new ones.
American Way: That would be your fourth published trilogy. Did you just fall into this business of writing trilogies, or has that been part of a larger plan?
: It just developed. You get interested in a group of characters and you think, You know, I really want to explore more of that. And, so, you do it. But I never begin with the idea that I'm writing the first book of a trilogy.
~from an interview, American Way with Robertson Davies
Doubtless the main difference between the novel and the romance is the way in which they view reality. The novel renders reality closely and in comprehensive detail. It takes a group of people and sets them going about the business of life. We come to see these people in their real complexity of temperament and motive. Character is more important than action or plot, and probably the tragic or comic actions of the narrative will have the primary purpose of enhancing our knowledge of and feeling for an important character, a group of characters, or a way of life.... By contrast the romance, following distantly the medieval example, feels free to render reality in less volume and detail. It tends to prefer action to character, and action will be freer in a romance than in a novel, encountering, as it were, less resistance from reality.
~Richard Chase (b. 1914), U.S. educator, critic. The American Novel and Its Tradition
, ch. 1, Doubleday (1957).