"If you go down into the darkness, you must expect it to leave traces on you coming up — if you do come up. It’s like working in a mine; you hope that hands you can’t see know what they’re doing and will pull you through. I know I wondered half way through [I Was Dora] Suarez if I would get through — I mean, if my reason would get through. For the trouble with an experience like [I Was Dora] Suarez is that you become what you’re writing, passing like Alice through the language into the situation."
-Derek Raymond (Robin Cook), The Hidden Files