“Well-meaning adults can easily destroy a child’s love of reading: stop them reading what they enjoy, or give them worthy-but-dull books that you like, the 21st-century equivalents of Victorian “improving” literature. You’ll wind up with a generation convinced that reading is uncool and worse, unpleasant.”—
Neil Gaiman, “Why our future depends on libraries, reading, and daydreaming”
This is wonderful.
The parent who wants NEVERWHERE banned, wants it banned for this scene, and this scene alone. A scene too R-Rated for the parent to even describe on TV.
I’m posting it for anyone who is thinking that Neverwhere must be PRETTY HOT STUFF. This is your half-page of raunch.
For those of you going “whoa, I bet it gets even hotter after this…” it doesn’t. That was it. Some drunken adulterous jumper-fumbling and three fucks by two people on a bench we will never meet again. And then on with Richard’s story…
Write something else.
In my head, an exploding TARDIS would look like this…
I’m an author. We don’t want to lead. We don’t need to follow. We stay home and make stuff up and write it down and send it out into the world, and get inside people’s heads. Perhaps we change the world and perhaps we don’t. We never know. We just make stuff up.
This is something i made after reading the book. And here is a quote that describes exactly what I felt while reading it:
I will say this. It made me smile. I laughed out loud. I cried. Not because of any particular sad moment, but because sometimes the shape a story makes is like a key turning inside me and I cannot do anything but weep.
- Patrick Rothfuss
In which Joe Hill is traumatised by the fold out in the very shiny UK edition of FORTUNATELY THE MILK
I just heard that The Graveyard Book has gone back onto the New York Times Bestseller list, at #5. The whole book is waiting for you absolutely free at http://www.mousecircus.com/videotour.aspx, if you do not mind listening to me read it.
(Also, if you want, you can watch me read it.)
But mostly it’s to let people know that it’s there and free, if you think you might like to see what it’s like…