Neil Gaiman

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What I’m Reading #9

These are some of the books I’ve been reading lately. What have you been reading? The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman – As magnificent and creative and marvelous as one would expect from Neil Gaiman. I loved it… it was dark but also filled with beauty and a thread of noblebrightness. I read an ebook borrowed from my library, but I would like to get this one in print for my library. I love the cover, and I love the title. A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and […]

Characters I Love – The Marquis de Carabas

The Marquis de Carabas of Neil Gaiman‘s Neverwhere┬áis a fascinating character. Dangerous, charming, insulting, and heroic, he’s full of contradictions and larger than life. For a fantasy reader, I was embarrassingly late to discover Neil Gaiman. I had read very little urban fantasy, and I bought Neverwhere on impulse, not really sure what to expect. I loved it! Problem: Neil Gaiman set my expectations for urban fantasy almost impossibly high. The back cover reads: Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he […]