Exclusive Video: Good Omens Author Neil Gaiman on Honoring the Late Terry Pratchett:
My intention was to dump two books’ worth of quotes in here during/immediately after my vacation, once my schedule calmed down. Unfortunately, it was right before said vacation that I found out I’m getting kicked out of my house! Neato!!! (I’m safe and have at least a temporary place to go and it’s no one’s fault really but it’s been WILD around here) So with all that I haven’t gotten to read much, and it’s only very recently that I finally got to watch Good Omens. I really loved it and I encourage everyone who can get their hands on it to do so!
But for all that I enjoyed the show, I think that this five minute video is my favorite part of the whole thing.
Moving is time-consuming and (so, so depressingly) expensive, so I’m just gonna be on an official hiatus until I have a place to live again. But after all this coming back to Discworld is going to be heavenly (or something like it).
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez is one of the most fun middle-grade books I’ve read in a long time. I can’t remember the last time I read a book with so many surprises and that had a character whose head I liked riding around in so very much. AND there are some Pratchett shout-outs! These characters are well read!
I’m refilling my queue in a little bit (and then I’m going on VACATION soon for
the first time in FOREVER so I’ll be able to write down so many quotes
at once you have no idea!) We’re coming up on Unseen Academicals and I’m so excited.
“Far more beguiling than the idea that evil can be destroyed by throwing a piece of expensive jewelry into a volcano is the possibility that evil can be defused by talking. The fantasy of justice is more interesting than the fantasy of fairies, and more truly fantastic.”
– Terry Pratchett – A Slip Of The Keyboard
Sir, sometimes I feel there are no heroes, no villains. Just men, ordinary men locked up by circumstances, good or bad. This I truly believe, and I suggest that you believe it too.
That is the salvation of the nature of journalism, the knowledge that there is almost always a different perspective from which to see the conundrum.
It is to your credit that you recognize that if he was a monster then it was other monstrous things which made him so. The iron forged on the anvil cannot be blamed for the hammer.
The truth is a fog, in which one man sees the heavenly host and the other one sees a flying elephant.
The whole of life was a game. But if it was a game, then were you the player or were you the pawn?