Two days ago, Neil Gaiman sat down with the Guardian and was given questions from readers. It resulted in a pretty dang wonderful interview and contains an interesting preview of what’s in Good Omens (“Parental Caution: it contains two bottoms, one of them Eve’s; three swear words; and a lot of maggots coming out of a telephone”) and a ton of amusing anecdotes, include my favorite joke:
Is it true that when you sit down to write you like to trash the space you are writing in first? If so do you do any structural damage or just damage the furnishings?
Actually, Terry Pratchett and I shared a fondness for improving spaces we were in. When we were on the Good Omens book tours together, having heard about rock bands trashing their hotel rooms, we would instead improve ours. We would put up shelves, or new wallpaper.
So go read it and be amused.