Neil Gaiman


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>>By Hinkle   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:56)

My first exposure to Gaiman was in his wonderful collaboration with Terry Pratchett, "Good Omens". If you like Douglas Adams, you will love this book. I have since moved on to the rest of Gaiman's work, which I have enjoyed very much. Its nice to find a new author, but it is even better to find a new author whose latest book I can buy without ever wondering if I will enjoy it.

>>By Steve   (Thursday, 27 Mar 2003 19:43)

i thought neil gaimain was seirously wierd but as i love weird books i think he is an amazing authour

>>By candy   (Monday, 28 Jul 2003 13:34)

Gaiman? I read The Sandman from the start and have followed him since. Yes Good Omens is a great read, but also try American Gods! Stardust is a very nice fairy-tale and also well worth reading.

>>By Underworld   (Saturday, 9 Aug 2003 17:53)

I read" neverwhere" first, his ability to end a novel well was rare and appreciated."american Gods" was next and I thought was even better. I havent read the "sandman", but I think I saw that a new installment has come out, with a bunch of illustrators working onnit.Oh yeah, there it is ,over on the left side of my screen. cool.

>>By earnest   (Saturday, 20 Sep 2003 18:51)

Sandman is apsolutely perfect, every bit of it! And American Gods... what to say about them except that I loved them. They reminded me a bit of Roger Zelazny's style, but I think that was deliberate because the book is dedicated to Zelazny, after all. What I love about his style is the way he describes feelings and atmosphere... When Lora is completely cool and uninterested, for example, you can feel her coolness all over the place...

>>By Dieda   (Thursday, 26 Feb 2004 02:15)

Just read "American G ods: - pretty good but ultimately unsatisfactory, all the threads came together nicely, but to what avail?

>>By flamencoprof   (Wednesday, 7 Apr 2004 15:57)

When I first read that flamencoprof, I desperately wanted to defend both Neil and American Gods, but I guess that's a bit prickley... because in all honesty I agree with you. American Gods is a really fun read, but really doesn't leave you entirely satisfied either with the plot or the ending. Neil writes exquisite stories, but only occasionaly do they have the sort of power that forces one to realize a greater mystery (if that makes any sense at all).
That said, I love him anyway, because everyone needs a little mindcandy now and then (plus parts of Sandman are just genius. really.).

>>By Del   (Wednesday, 7 Apr 2004 18:36)

I read Corlaline. ^.^ It's dreadfully cute. Something I'd want my kids to read. And I'd read again myself. Because it's twisted. I love this man. I still have to read Neverwhere and American Gods, although all this talk of it being unsatisfying is throwing me off. Stop doing that!

>>By CÆT   (Monday, 12 Apr 2004 00:20)

speaking of american gods, did anyone notice that delirium and barnabus from the sandman were in it? read the part about san francisco.

>>By tachiri   (Wednesday, 2 Jun 2004 22:42)

Just read Neverwhere... Very cool, great ending. Really sticking with me. Love this author... will be looking for more soon. :-)

>>By Dare   (Monday, 5 Jul 2004 06:50)

If you enjoyed Neverwhere join me in trying to persuade the BBC to release their T.V. series of the book on DVD. I saw a few bits of the series before discovering the books

>>By kiloranbrae   (Wednesday, 7 Jul 2004 01:18)

There is a region 1 DVD set of the miniseries available. Got mine a week ago and loved it... had to go out and buy the book. :-)

>>By Dare   (Wednesday, 7 Jul 2004 02:41)

I think I'd like to have a love affair with Neil

>>By OpheliasViolets   (Sunday, 18 Jul 2004 02:30)

i really like the style of gaiman, even when the novels don't quite do as much as i would like, with _american gods_...on the other hand, _neverwhere_ was just so damned engaging that i couldn't put it down. it haunted my dreams, and one can't help but appreciate the sandman for that trick.
yes, and he is a hottie, too, isn't he? angsty fucker.

>>By librarysquirrel   (Monday, 19 Jul 2004 08:11)

I started out by just accidently stumbling across one of his comics out of "The Sandman" series... I picked it up and could not set it down until it was completely read.. Then i read it again and have been reading as many of his books as i can find (including all in his sandman series... to be honest, i want him to continue with that series).... His style is sssoooo different, that's what i like about his stories, plus his characters seem to be a part of me, even before i read his comics, and through him i get to better know the world of fantasy... or reality.

>>By Silturist_girl   (Monday, 19 Jul 2004 17:50)

Just finished reading an omnibus edition, containing Neverwhere, Stardust and a collection of short stories 'Smoke and Mirrors'. Wonderful writing, real imagination, and the humour comes through dark and twisted - just the way I like it.
The short stories show a real variation of themes, from the light Chivalry (in which an old lady finds the Holy Grail in a charity shop) to the dark We Can Get Them For You Wholesale (The very devil of a pest control problem) and the frightening Babycakes.
I'll have to read Sandman now.

>>By horliks   (Sunday, 25 Jul 2004 16:00)

I've read Good Omens, because I used to be very into Terry Pratchett. And I once read this bizarre graphic novel by Gaiman about a punch and judy show. It was kind of like someone reminiscing about his life and it was very dark and strange. Has anyone heard of it?

>>By Flagg   (Saturday, 16 Oct 2004 14:29)

i found american gods while searching for good omens and this was my first exposure to gaiman. i was non stop laughing through the whole thing. i also found i couldn't stop talking about it. this goes for good omens as well. i really enjoy this author and i was wondering if anyone knew of any other authors i might enjoy as much as i like gaiman.

>>By Lalian   (Sunday, 21 Nov 2004 01:49)

I discovered Neil Gaiman through my daughter who wanted Coraline for Christmas. We listened to the audio of the book on a long car drive and the whole family loved it. I bought two of his books (Smoke & Mirrors and Good Omens) last week and am having trouble getting much else done because all I want to do is read. He was at a book festival where I worked a few months ago, but I didn't know of him then. Rotten luck!

>>By cedarwaxwing   (Friday, 14 Jan 2005 19:35)

I still haven't read any of his books- I have read a game of you and honestly wanted to cry at the end of it. Beaytiful beautiful writing and characters. Can anyone reccomend a novel of his to start with?

"wish in one hand shit in the other see which fills up first.."

>>By docjay   (Friday, 28 Jan 2005 19:39)

er excuse the typoes.

>>By docjay   (Monday, 31 Jan 2005 17:48)

I started with American Gods and absolutely loved it. True head-trip.

>>By muze   (Monday, 21 Feb 2005 16:30)

Neil Gaiman is by far the best author of all time.... to put it lightly.

I've only read the Neverwhere book, but I did see American gods in a bookstore once. (amazing!)

I got introduced to Gaiman through his Sandman comics and I would recommend them to anyone. [Period]

Did you guys know he's making a movie? "Mirrormask"
You can search the trailer at Google.... or pretty much anywhere else for that matter.

Neat stuff..enjoi!

>>By Mallion   (Tuesday, 14 Jun 2005 09:13)

hope he'll write more with pratchett... it did them both good

>>By HY -   (Tuesday, 14 Jun 2005 09:21)

Since I posted here I've read a book of short stories called Smoke and Mirrors and I just today started reading The Sandman: The Dream Hunters which is illustrated by the guy who did concept art for Final Fantasy (some of the best computer games ever), and so far it's fantastic.

>>By Flagg   (Saturday, 10 Sep 2005 23:17)

Neil Gaiman is tha man. No author can stand against him, and I'm gonna preach his greatness too everyone on Flork until the end of time.
I'm reading American Gods now. Yeah I noticed Delirium and Barnabus.
I think Shadow is one of the best main characters I've ever seen in a book.

>>By Flagg   (Tuesday, 7 Feb 2006 16:35)

I first read Gaiman about 4 years ago. I read Dream Hunters (with Yoshitaka Amano) and just kept reading that. I didn't read anything else by him for the longest time because I didn't think that his novels would be anywhere near as good. Anyway, I've read American Gods, Smoke and Mirrors, and now working on the Anansi Boys.

I love the story "The Price" in Smoke and Mirrors. I was reading that in a cafe in Borders before buying the book, and I think my mouth dropped open when he first mentions the devil. I thought it was absolutely amazing!

And yes, Neil is just so gorgeous. He's the rockstar of the writing world. That's kinda dorky, but it's true. And he's got that dreamy accent.

Anyway, I haven't read any of the books that he's cowritten. I usually don't trust them. Do you think they're worth my time?

>>By Lanen   (Friday, 24 Feb 2006 01:36)

Has anyone seen MirrorMask? And is it good? Seriously it had better be good.

>>By Flagg   (Monday, 20 Mar 2006 14:41)

American Gods is the best book of all time. Go read it.

>>By katesquared   (Wednesday, 19 Jul 2006 07:12)

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