Obsessed, Slight Aside …

… as this Chap notes …

The note that went viral at an Oxfam shop in Swansea. Photograph: Wales News Service

… Dan Brown’s, er, epic story (?) is now the least desirable donation to at least one of the UK’s charity shops. You remember — dastardly intrigue among Vatican and other types, who successfully set out to eliminate any readable matter from the very opus itself, leaving it a rewarding read only to those dedicated to obscure conspiracy theories? Yes, that one.

Fair enough, really, speaking as one who tried and failed to complete it, making no more headway than with Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum.

In turn, this chap notes that …
… he made his way through both tomes … filing Mr. Brown’s offer into the pulp fiction bin – whereas Mr. Eco’s – well – this chap thought it most excellent. Continue reading “Obsessed, Slight Aside …”

Is ‘Good Omens’ Coming A Good Omen?

… apparently yes – moreover –

Graham is delighted…

Image: Illustration of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett for BBC Radio 4’s Good Omens. Yes, illustrated for radio.

… (not an expression he commonly uses, so it must be good) — that “Good Omens,” the seminal Terry Pratchett/Neil Gaiman collaboration, is finally to be filmed, with a script by Gaiman. Continue reading “Is ‘Good Omens’ Coming A Good Omen?”