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FatherofFour posted 7/28/2010 20:00 PM

I loved his work on Sandman back in the day. I finally took the step to try one of his novels and read Neverwhere. Wow, very enjoyable.

If you like urban fantasy, it's a great one.

Brennen posted 7/28/2010 21:23 PM

Stardust was good too.

manAscending posted 7/29/2010 01:42 AM

Haven't read much of his adult work, but his books for kids are fantastic. The Wolves in the Walls is a book that I frequently carry with me as an occasional teacher.

ladyvorkosigan posted 7/29/2010 05:25 AM

American Gods is good, The Graveyard Book is *great*.

FatherofFour posted 7/29/2010 06:09 AM

I'm going to track down American Gods next - but I will add Graveyard to the list.

I really like "quest" fiction (for lack of a better term, and I use it because it doesn't necessarily have to be in the fantasy genre), and Neil seems to write a lot about quests.

ladyvorkosigan posted 7/29/2010 08:47 AM

You'll love American Gods, then. It's a quest/classic American road trip, but with gods. =)

Threnody posted 7/30/2010 09:05 AM

He and Terry Pratchett co-wrote Good Omens, the book that caused me to sprain my neck while laughing. Yeah, really. It was a line about the Hound of Hell, which has appeared in the form of a doofy dog. "He chased a rabbit today. It was the singularly most satisfying event of his existence." (or something like that) I nearly fell off the bed laughing.

Gaiman's Sandman series is my all-time favorite horror/fantasy. I tried to read Clive Barker's The Weave but got totally freaked out by it. I don't handle horror well, so I'm unsure why Gaiman's approach appealed to me. I think it was because with every turn of the page, you never know which pantheon would appear. His stories were intricate in sadly beautiful.

FatherofFour posted 7/31/2010 11:39 AM

Somewhere, Tren, I have some signed Sandmans. I really enjoyed that comic. I'd love to get it all in trade paper back some time and read it all again.

inconnu posted 7/31/2010 11:53 AM

He and Terry Pratchett co-wrote Good Omens, the book that caused me to sprain my neck while laughing.

I just recommended this book to SO last night. It's been a few years since I read it. I should re-read it.

StillGoing posted 8/3/2010 11:23 AM

I remember being sad when Gaiman stopped writing Sandman. Still have the leather bound edition of Season of Mists.

All his books are worth reading. American Gods rubbed me the wrong way, but I don't think I've read anything by him I didn't like, short stories included.

oncehappyred posted 8/4/2010 13:35 PM

So happy to see this! I love Neverwhere. I have read almost everything of his.
It is a great escape for me.

punky posted 8/13/2010 22:59 PM

I may have to check these out. Thanks.

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