Neil Gaiman on Reading

And the second thing fiction does is to build empathy. When you watch TV or see a film, you are looking at things happening to other people. Prose fiction is something you build up from 26 letters and a handful of punctuation marks, and you, and you alone, using your imagination, create a world and … Continue reading Neil Gaiman on Reading

Neil Gaiman at the Sydney Opera House

Confused? Gaiman and opera? Fear not. Neil gave a reading from one of his own previously unreleased stories with musical accompaniment. If you've got five minutes, it's definitely worth a look and listen. I wasn't able to embed the video, they apparently don't allow that (guess they want you to go to their site and … Continue reading Neil Gaiman at the Sydney Opera House


So yesterday I treated myself to a trip to the bookstore. With all the hype about vampires from the new movie "Twilight" right now, it got me interested in finding out how many other literary portrayals of vampires there are. Wow. Quite a few. I haven't read the "Twilight" series, since I'm not a 'tween … Continue reading (Il)Literacy