Neil Gaiman's "Neverwhere" and Zoe
Wednesday, July 21, 2004

I just started reading Gaiman's (the guy who created the "Sandman" comics) novel "Neverwhere" and there's a female character in there, Hunter, that I picture in my mind as Zoe/Gina Torres. The protagonist of the story is Richard. Here's the description Gaiman offers for her:


...He turned, and standing there was a tall woman, with long, tawny hair, and skin the color of burnt caramel. She wore dappled leather clothes, mottled in shades of gray and brown. She had a battered leather duffel bag over her shoulder. She was carrying a staff, and she had a knife at her belt and an electric flashlight strapped to her wrist. She was also, without question, the most beautiful woman that Richard had ever seen.

At one point they have a contest for bodyguards, and when Hunter bests a man much larger and stronger than she is, we get this:


Richard was thunderstruck: it had been like watching Emma Peel, Bruce Lee, and a particularly vicious tornado, all rolled into one and sprinkled with a generous helping of a mongoose killing a king cobra. That was how she had moved. That was how she had fought.

Reading that, it seems to perfectly describe Zoe, and if they ever made a "Neverwhere" movie, I'd hire Gina.


Thursday, July 22, 2004 7:56 AM


I don't know about gardens, and kinda OT here, (it's my blog, so nyah) but Tony made a really funny appearance on the BBC comedy series "So Graham Norton" where he played in a skit entitled "Poofy the Vampire Slayer."
He could barely make it through his lines as he was hysterical through the entire sketch. It's on the new Best Of So Graham Norton" DVD and worth it just to see Tony mime staking someone and Graham of course making it totally dirty.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004 2:16 PM


Tony Head has a garden?!

Wednesday, July 21, 2004 7:25 AM


Thanks, Anon, for this info. What I didn't know (and had to go looking for) is that the miniseries came out before the book did, which is really interesting. And the miniseries is available on DVD! How cool. I will finish the book first, though.

I also went looking for a photo of Tanya Moodie. She's okay, but I still say that if they make a movie version (as the BBC site said may happen) Gina would be perfect.


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