Posts Tagged ‘Neil Gaiman’

Book Review: The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman

I mostly enjoyed the speeches included in this collection. I don’t know if these are the speeches he wrote or are they were transcribed later on – this is because I can hear him talk in my head and know him to be an excellent writer so it could be that either or. The speeches also seem target to a more specific audience (me?) and hence are personalized more than simply talking to the public at large.

Book Review: Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Mr. Gaiman is a master of the modern fairytale, a genre he helped create, abstractly manipulating physics and using legends as histories (“It all depends on how you look at it”, he says). The real power of the novel lies in the author’s writing and voice, he can describe scenes, people and events without much detail or verbiage, but the reader can draw a picture of the scene and get a feeling for the mood.

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

The simplest way to make sure that we raise literate children is to teach them to read, and to show them that reading is a pleasurable activity. And that means, at its simplest, finding books that they enjoy, giving them access to those books, and letting them read them.

Book Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

A man returns to his childhood home in Sussex, England. The man finds himself in a farm which is down the road from where he lived. As the man sits by the pond, he starts remembering events of bygone years, a suicide, a stolen car and darkness unleashed.

Book Review: Stardust by Neil Gaiman

About: Stardustby Neil Gaiman is a fictional book by the master storyteller. I have read the book after watching the excellent movie and enjoyed it just as much.  352 pages Publisher: Harper Language: English ISBN-10: 0380804557 My rating for Stardust – 5   Buy this book in paper or electronic format* More Book by Neil Gaiman Thoughts: Stardust by Neil […]

Thoughts on: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

About: American Gods by Neil Gaiman is an award wining fictional book. The book blends fantasy, Americana and mythology to create a unique story from the brilliant mind of one of today’s top writers. 624 pages Publisher: Harper (April 30, 2002) Language: English ISBN-10: 0380789035 My rating for American Gods –5 Buy this book in paper or elec­tronic for­mat […]

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 10 March 2012

Here are some of my favorite tweets (@manoflabook) from the last week. Which one is your favorite? How to Fall Back in Love with Writing | Goins, Writer – 100 #Kindle Books for $3.99 or Less – # Neil Gaiman’s Journal: Remembering Moebius – “In March, Read the Books You’ve Always Meant to Read”: Gorgeous Vintage PSA Posters, […]

Thoughts on: Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman

About: “Odd and the Frost Giants” by Neil Gaiman is an award winning fictional book inspired by Norse Mythology. I picked it up because frankly, I seem to enjoy everything Neil Gaiman writes. 128 pages Publisher: HarperCollins; First Editiion First Printing edition ISBN: 0061671738 My rating for Odd and the Frost Giants – 5 Buy […]

Cover Gallery: The Graveyard Book

Like many bibliophile I am also somewhat enamored by book covers.  I don’t judge a book by its cover, but I certainly pre-judge it as many of us do (but that’s the topic for another post).  I am also a comic art collector (well, before kids that is) and have about 10 reviews of graphic […]

Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

I bought this book. My rating for the Graveyard Book – 4 About: “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman (Website | Facebook | Twitter) is the winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal award. This is a fictional book which takes place in a graveyard. Mostly. Get a discount on “The Graveyard Book” through the ManOfLaBook […]

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