Neil Gaiman: Why I love Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Lovely tribute by Neil Gaiman to one of my very favorite books. I have mixed feelings about a television adaptation: it’s a highly filmable story, to be sure, but the most distinctive element of the book will be lost: the narrtor’s wry, Austenian voice, with its added element of pedantry manifested in the great horde of explanatory and historical footnotes. Please
don’t watch the series without reading the book first!
(And pray that Susanna Clarke will publish another novel.)