– THE TEN QUESTIONS –
1.What’s the first book you remember reading by yourself?
Danny the Champion of the World, by Roald Dahl. I loved his books as a kid and continue to love them now. His short stories for adults are just as wildly entertaining as the children’s stories, and I still go back and read them occasionally.
2. What’s your favourite book?
This is a really tough question. So many different books have had such profound effects on me in different ways. Recently, Rick Remender’s Low, an ongoing comic series. It has helped remind me of why we keep going when every day becomes a struggle, and to remember that we have to keep moving and appreciate every moment of every day.
3. Who is your favourite author?
Another difficult question! Probably Steven Eriksen. The Malazan Book of the Fallen series creates such a vivid world with so much history, detail and culture.
4. If you could have afternoon tea with one author who would it be?
Neil Gaiman. I don’t even know what else to say, just… Neil Gaiman.
5. If you could spend all night in a bar with one author, who would it be?
Warren Ellis. I think that would be a crazy night. I’d love to hear just how much of Crooked Little Vein is true.
6. Where is your favourite place to read?
Probably curled up on the sofa with a duvet and a cup of tea.
7. Who is your favourite book character?
Edward Warren, a.k.a. the Nailbiter, from Joshua Williamson’s Nailbiter comic series. Such boyish charm for a serial killer.
8. Which book universe would you like to live in?
Temerant, the setting for Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller chronicle. I’d love to see The University, the Fae, and to hear Kvothe play the lute.
9. Which book would you like to make compulsory reading?
Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series. I will admit that I haven’t finished it all yet, but I think it’s important in many ways. I think the reason that I picked the Sandman series comes down to having recently read Sandman Overture. Overture embodies everything that comics can be. Absolutely beautifully written stories brought to life by an incredible artist that drags you into their world and sets your imagination in motion like no other story I’ve read. Sandman and Overture are more than just stories, though. They encourage you to be imaginative, to look at the world in a different light, and to hold on to that childlike sense of wonder that so many people lose as they grow up.
10. What are you reading right now?
All the things! Pretty much all comics and graphic novels. Jacked, The Ballad of Halo Jones, Sandman (vol. 5, A Game of You), Preacher, Transmetropolitan… You get the idea. I’m reading lots of things.
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