Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Phraselet No. 60

The beer had the kind of flavor which, he suspected, advertisers would describe as full-bodied, although if pressed they would have to admit the body in question had been that of a goat.

- Neil Gaiman, "Shoggoth's Old Peculiar,"
Smoke and Mirrors


Loren Eaton said...

You can listen to Gaiman read "Shoggoth's Old Peculair" live by clicking here.

Chestertonian Rambler said...

I found that a couple of years ago.

It was quite possibly the greatest audio-book experience of my life, on par with the BBC performance of The Lord of the Rings with Ian Holm as Frodo.

Loren Eaton said...

The fact that the reading is live and you can hear the audience guffawing throughout really makes it for me. That and the explicating of various Lovecraftian terms such as "squamous" and "eldritch" and "batracian."