Book Review: The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman
4 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / May 25, 2017

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
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / December 4, 2014

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.

Book Review: Stardust by Neil Gaiman
5 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / October 25, 2012

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), one of the most prolific, successful and finest storytellers of modern times, is a work of fiction about a boy named Tristan Thorn who lives in the curious English village of Wall, a boy who’s in love with a beautiful woman and promises to bring her a falling star they both witnessed. The star falls beyond the wall in Wall, which is the entrance to an enchanted world and the star takes the shape of a girl, instead of a rock. Tristan and the star set out on an adventure, as unlikely road companions, through the faerie realm, trying to get back to Wall and Tristan’s love. Stardust is an inventive fairy-tale reminiscent of the old stories and an imaginative as the best of them; a wonderful, funny and charming book with a sweeping story which is both fresh and original. Each chapter starts with a subtitle…

Thoughts on: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
5 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / May 7, 2012

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 the Man of la Book Affil­i­ate Account Thoughts: American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Web­site | Face­book | Twit­ter) is fascinating, titillating, smart and funny. This is not a light read on vacation because the book asks you to suspend reality and be immersed in it. Mr. Gaiman makes many cultural references, societal commentary (not always good) and loads of mythological elements weaved into this fascinating story. The book’s main character takes us through a journey which weaves a tale of how the old gods (Odin, Thor, Anubis, elves, leprechauns, etc.), who were brought over to the US by immigrants, are dying because people stopped believing in them to favor the new gods (media, celebrities, technology, money and more). The scenery takes place mostly on the back roads of the United States where the protagonist meets gritty folks who, despite the storyline, are believable and…

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