I am not much of a world traveler, so it may surprise you to know I have, in fact, left the good old USA on occasion. Not only was this my first Gaiman, but it was the first book I ever reviewed on my blog! I love that he chose the London Underground as his setting for this book! He blends magic, mythology, and spooky ambiance seamlessly. This one has been my favorite so far, though I also enjoyed American Gods. This is not the first attempt to adapt Anansi Boys for radio, nor the first with Henry.
For other stories, it may be that the show never made it past a pilot or never really gained traction with an audience as a television show and so was cut early.
Or, it may be totally original ideas like the series I listed above which are being created for the first time as audio originals, as a way to get a story out there for a lot less money than a movie and to a lot wider audience than an ebook. Words for Worms September 4th, 2013 I can totally see knitting needles as a weapon.
Words for Worms September 4th, 2013 We were warned about pickpockets on the Tube, but luckily we had no trouble. London Below sounds super creepy. Today, I think the entertainment industry has to really think hard about how to create high-quality programming on a budget, to which end radio drama is an excellent fit.
Seriously awesome public transit! In 2007, the World Service broadcast a cheap one-hour version, with Henry as both Spider and Charlie, but it met with a poor reception - not least from the author, who complained publicly about its rushed take on his story. All the while trying to work out how to get back to his old life in London Above. Beneath the streets of London there is another London. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism.
Neil Gaiman is a master of the creepy. I love the sheen of magic that he pours over basic reality, but I have to be in the mood for creepy.
Culture Radio. But the bacon was good!