Neil Gaiman and the BBC Symphony Orchestra
. The Good Omens segment, featuring David Tennant and Amanda Palmer, starts at 1:48. Available for 30 days.
I went back to Terry Pratchett this year, because of the Good Omens TV show. I haven't read anything new since he died. Partly because I just haven't been reading real books, but part of me I suppose wasn't ready.
But I wanted to buy a book for my niece for Christmas, and I remembered Susan, and the witches, and so many interesting and inspiring female characters. And the internet said We Free Men
was suitable for a 9 year old, with a 9 year old heroine, so I bought it.
Due to a postal issue, somehow I ended up with two copies.
Fantastic, I thought. I'll give the other one to my mother, who's British, and has always enjoyed Sir Terry. They can have a grandmother/granddaughter book club.
And then I read the book, like a responsible aunt, to make sure it was everything I wanted it to be. And of course Tiffany Aching is fantastic, and just and clever and brave as I want every young girl to feel empowered to be. And of course it's full of granddaughter/dead grandmother feels, WHOOPS, sorry in advance Mum.
But maybe its best that way. It's hard not to read a Terry Pratchett book and feel like, at the end of it, that everything is just where and how it's meant to be.
Happy Holidays, LiveJournal.