I just read Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman - incredible book, incredibly fast read. If you like fantastical literature even a smidge, you'll love this book. Hie thee to the market and pick one up.
Now I'm in the middle of Terry Pratchett's The Color of Magic, which is also magically delicious. Or is it deliciously magic? Read it and tell me what you think.
Best of all is Good Omens which is a brilliant collaborative work by Gaiman and Pratchett. One of my all-time favorites.
Saw Stardust recently and loved it. The film was based on the Gaiman book of the same name, which I haven't read. Great movie.
I also just saw and loved The Prestige. I always intensely disliked Christian Bale, but in recent years I've decided he's brilliant. Call it stealth weirdness or something, but it snuck up on me. I think it was his wickedly funny turn as the eponymous "American Psycho" which was a Bret Easton-Ellis novel whose irony seemed lost on much of the society it lampooned. Anyway, the important thing is CB got it, vamping to Whitney Houston tracks and talking about the latest fragrance from Ralph Lauren whilst preparing to fricasee the prostitute in the next room. Yeah, irony, but kinda funny irony, kinda scary. Whatever. Most people need a new irony chip installed, anyhoo.
re: The Prestige - why is it I want to slap Scarlett Johansen around a bit? Could it be the several British accents she used in this film? Hmmm...
Most of the pinata mess is cleaned up, and now I've started to crochet again for the first time in years. What'll I make next...?