The Art of Being Wrong

In an interview at the end of the Stardust audiobook, the questioner asks Neil Gaiman, “Do people come up to you at, say, readings or public events and suggest to you that they’ve found mistakes or incongruities in your books?” Neil Gaiman: “Oh yeah, and 80% of the time, 90% of the time, they’re not […]

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Tolkien Blog Party 2018!

This year, to top off my celebration of Tolkien Week, I’m participating in Hamlette’s Tolkien Blog Party! (Many thanks to her for organizing!) 1. What’s your favorite Middle-earth story/book? It may be cliché, but since Lord of the Rings is one of my top three books of all time, it’s that one. I count LOTR […]

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So I Read Life of Pi.

If you haven’t read this book and you don’t want it spoiled, turn back now! Ahead there be spoilers, unabashed and free-flowing. The second part of Life of Pi is a 16-year-old boy (Piscine, nicknamed Pi) telling the story of how he survived 227 days at sea in a lifeboat, accompanied by an adult Bengal […]

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