It has been noted before that The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are among the top venues for authors touting books. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that Neil Gaiman appeared on Colbert the other day to talk about his Newbery Award-winning "Graveyard Book." What was surprising was Stephen Colbert's ability to quote a long passage from J.R.R. Tolkien about Tom Bombadil (Gaiman's least-favorite character, it turns out).
It's almost as impressive as the time Colbert out-Shakespeared Stephen Greenblatt.
By Rachel Hartigan Shea |
March 19, 2009; 3:58 PM ET
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