I had an advance copy of this book, and finished it weeks ago, and so I’ve had time to think about it, and I’ve finally decided it’s one of the very best things Neil has ever done, and you should go get it, more or less right now, because I know it will make you happier, after it makes you sadder, and this is my whole point here today; and so thank you, enjoy your lunch, and be sure to try the shrimp.
The lovely image above is a work-in-progress by, who else?, Gabriel Rodriguez. Will appear on the back cover of the Subterranean Press Limited Edition of NOS4A2, which should, really, be a gorgeous thing to behold.
I was feeling a little blue and I was looking for something on the internet to cheer me up and Warren Ellis has a post on his tumblr pointing to a website, I Write Like, so I thought, oh, hey, why not? Warren got David Foster Wallace; I was thinking, huh, maybe it’ll tell me I write like John Steinbeck! Hell, maybe David Mitchell!!!
Sigh. Going to bed now.
PS - It’s funny. I admit it. Even I think it’s funny.
Good Father’s Day interview with the Scotsman about NOS4R2/NOS4A2. Would only note, before people get weird, that there’s a slip in the last paragraph suggesting, ahhh, that I’m writing a comic book sequel to IT. Mmmmnope. I think he means I’m writing a comic book spinoff to NOS4A2: WRAITH, due later this year from IDW.