I just wanted to briefly fan-girl for a moment here. I’m SO ridiculously excited about Neil Gaiman’s new adult novel. I’ve loved all of his novels so far, and I’ve re-read his short story collections (not to mention Good Omens) until the books nearly fell apart. He definitely ranks among my favorite authors (I should write about that sometime).
I’m a little sad that this will be his last signing tour, but I can completely understand…he’s mentioned before that he finds public appearances to be exhausting (so do I, and I’m not famous in the least bit!). I feel so lucky to have tickets to see him when he’s in my town. I also couldn’t help but giggle at the clever names for each of the events on this tour (because even I’m sometimes a giggling fangirl; deal with it). I saw him briefly while I was at ChiCon 7 last year, but he was so completely mobbed with fans (and he was just trying to check into the hotel!) that I didn’t want to be THAT kind of fan girl. But now I’ll get to meet him, hear a reading, and get my copy of “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” signed! Yayy!
Seriously, if you’re a fan, get your tickets already!