Susanna Clarke on the TV Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: ‘My own characters were walking about!’:
But nothing, I find, has prepared me for the sight of my own characters walking about. A playwright or screenwriter must expect it; a novelist doesn’t and naturally concludes that she has gone mad. (What do they need so many umbrellas for? Don’t they realise that they are imaginary?)
In other news, I am beginning to suspect I should rename this blog. Is "Obsessing about a miniseries" a suitable title, do you think?
In truth, I am enjoying rounding up bits and scraps and wondering. As I have every expectation of the show being worth the wait, I can be quite happy in my impatience (I still hope we get a US airdate soon, though!).