Un-Bee-lievably Excited

Look, look it's Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer and Bee!!!

I am terribly excited. I went to see Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer in Chapters. I thought I didn't know Amanda Palmer but I do, she's in Dresden Dolls and she covers Radiohead songs quite wonderfully on ukulele. I have a ukulele which I'm rubbish at and discovered her while searching for people who can play it. She's wonderful and I now must go buy her album having heard her sing.

Amanda and Neil have a book called Who Killed Amanda Palmer? coming out soon. It's a series of photos of Amanda dead with a story to accompany each photo. Neil read four stories and they were great. I won't attempt a review.

There was a massive crowd there, it seems Neil is popular among teenage emo girls. Luckily I got there early enough and got a good spot. This also meant I got my book signed without too much of a wait. I presented Neil with the bee. He said nobody had ever crocheted him a bee before. He signed my copy of American Gods with Laura -Believe-. Amanda seemed to like the bee she said he had a very cute expression.

Following recommendations from many people most recently The Beer Nut I picked up a copy of the first in the Sandman series. It's on the reading list when I finish Stardust and The Watchmen. So next week then.

8 Responses to "Un-Bee-lievably Excited" (Leave A Comment)

The Beer Nut says
February 17, 2009 at 2:54 PM

No-one had ever crocheted him a bee before? What a sheltered existence...

I do love Chapters: all that space. So much better than the cramped old Abbey Street shop.

Barry M says
February 17, 2009 at 3:00 PM

I really enjoyed American Gods. I read some of the Sandman stuff years ago, but after American Gods I'll be placing an order with Amazon soon.

The bee? What a nice gesture :D

So, how many crocheted bees do you have Mr. Nut?

The Beer Nut says
February 17, 2009 at 3:02 PM

Well, I'm more of a macramé bluebottle man, myself.

Lordy says
February 18, 2009 at 3:03 AM

The Sandman series is really good. There's a lot of references in it though, so it helps if you're up on your mythology. If you like it, I also highly recommend the spin off series Lucifer too (although read Sandman first obviously)

Bionic Laura says
February 18, 2009 at 5:12 AM

macramé bluebottle


@ Lordy: Luckily I was a nerdy child and had an obsession with mythology and gods from around the world. Still do. You have to know about something to not believe in it.

Leigh says
February 19, 2009 at 10:39 AM

hah! good haul! you'll enjoy Watchmen...get it read before the film comes out!

Marjorie says
February 21, 2009 at 8:34 AM

Love the bee! Also feeling kinda envious that you have the whole of Sandman ahead of you!

Sinéad says
February 23, 2009 at 1:50 AM

So glad he liked the bee; it was really lovely.
P.S. Love the label for Westley's Winter Warmer.