Marilyn Manson has been offering his thoughts on becoming Lewis Carroll. His movie seems to have stalled, but I hope it gets made. I don't suppose Carroll was anything like Manson imagines him - the movie will be all about Manson, obviously, and Manson is a pretty interesting creative person.

Carroll's far more fascinating because even in his own lifetime he could reflect back what people wanted to see. And that applies even more now he's dead. So many people see themselves in him: he really is a figure in a looking glass. Because of this elusive quality he has, I have tried to relate everything I say about him to the facts.

Once I let go of the facts, it won't even be like staring into a looking glass - it will be like getting hopelessly lost in a hall of mirrors.