Illustrated Neil Gaiman Quotes About Librarians (and Einstein)

Cartoonist Chris Riddell illustrated some things Neil Gaiman said in a lecture about libraries, and they are just awesome. Neil Gaiman's love of libraries is well known and it is great to see Chris Riddell make them a source of inspiration. I saw these when Mr. Gaiman was sharing them on Facebook and thought they … Continue reading Illustrated Neil Gaiman Quotes About Librarians (and Einstein)

The Best Writing of The Week | Harlan Ellison

Neil Gaiman told me to read Harlan Ellison, and if Mr. Gaiman says something, I obey. (This is also why I read Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell) I come relatively late to Harlan Ellison but am not sorry for it; I'm glad there's something this good out there still left for me to … Continue reading The Best Writing of The Week | Harlan Ellison

The Secrets That Dwell in the Back of Dark Books

From Hell cover

I'm reading a dark, dark book, and in the back I found a dark, dark secret. I tend to read books completely; the preface, the introduction, the dedication and all appendices and epilogues. Doing this just paid off. Alan Moore's From Hell is a dense and dark book about the possible story behind Jack the … Continue reading The Secrets That Dwell in the Back of Dark Books