Tags: Neil Gaiman

Kristen and I saw Coraline tonight…excellent job overall. The pacing seemed a bit off to me, a little slow to get going, a little quick at the finish, but it came through with all the wonderfully screwed-up humor and perspective I’ve come to expect from Neil Gaiman. I haven’t read the book, or any of Gaiman’s “children’s” books, actually–being a grad student and teaching four courses a semester has annexed most of the time I’d normally dedicate to such things–but […]

The Graveyard Book Wins the Newberry Medal

I was so thrilled to see that Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book won the Newberry Medal! It was one of my favorite books I read last year and I’m sure it would have been one I loved when I was a kid, too. Congratulations to Neil Gaiman who sounds very excited (if you click on the above link you’ll see what I mean)! I’m going to keep it short tonight because I’m exhausted. After work I went out to dinner […]

Review of The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Bookby Neil Gaiman320pp (Paperback)My Rating: 9/10Amazon Rating: 5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.51/5Goodreads Rating: 4.44/5 The Graveyard Book is the latest from Neil Gaiman, perhaps best known for the novel American Gods and the Sandman graphic novels. This most recent offering is a stand alone young adult novel with illustrations by Dave McKean or Chris Riddell (depending on which version of the book you have). Although this story is marketed toward a younger audience, it is a charming tale that readers […]

Read American Gods for Free

A little while ago I posted about a post in Neil Gaiman’s blog in which he asked readers to vote for a book to make available online for free for a month. The winner of the poll was American Gods, and it is now available here.

Review of Neverwhere

Neverwhereby Neil Gaiman400pp (Paperback)My Rating: 8/10Amazon Rating: 4.5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.18/5Good Reads Rating: 4.08/5 The first novel Neil Gaiman wrote after gaining his reputation as a comic book writer was Neverwhere, a stand alone story based on the BBC mini series Gaiman worked on. (Having seen the mini series before, I was amazed at just how similar the book and mini series were.) As is to be expected from anything by Gaiman, Neverwhere is an enchanting tale, strange and a little […]

Vote for Free Ebook by Neil Gaiman

To celebrate the 7th birthday of his blog, Neil Gaiman is going to make one of his books available online for free for a month. The free book has not yet been determined as Neil has requested readers to vote for the book they think is the best starting point for someone who has never read any of his work. American Gods is winning by a lot right now, and the closest contender after it is Neverwhere. To read more […]