Everything in Venice is just a little bit creepy, as much as it's beautiful.
For me, 'Lamb' started out as a further exploration of the phenomenon of faith and the responsibility of a messiah that I touched on in 'Coyote Blue' and 'Island of the Sequined Love Nun,' but it ended up being an exploration of the true meaning of sacrifice, loyalty, and friendship.
I love British cursing - the cadence of it, the joy in the sound of the words, and the vulgarity of it.
I've made a dog's breakfast of English history, geography, 'King Lear,' and the English language in general.
When you're telling stories, you are actually trying to illuminate some portion of the truth in an artful way. The story may immediately seem to be a lie, but it's like an impressionistic painting - you see the light and the color better than you would with a photo-realistic piece.