Posts Tagged ‘Neil Gaiman’

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 Gaiman (Web­site | Face­book | @neilhimself), […]

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 through […]

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 […]

Graphic Novel Review: The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman

Banned Books Week. I bor­rowed this graphic novel from the library. “The Sand­man: Pre­ludes and Noc­turnes” by Neil Gaiman is the col­lected issues of Sand­man #1–8. This is the story of Mor­pheus, who has been acci­den­tally cap­tured in 1916 by a magi­cian. Mor­pheus, the Sand­man, is an eter­nal being respon­si­ble for sleep and rules over The Dreaming […]