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FatherofFour
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Default  Posted: 8:00 PM, July 28th (Wednesday)

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.


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Brennen
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Default  Posted: 9:23 PM, July 28th (Wednesday)

Stardust was good too.


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manAscending
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Default  Posted: 1:42 AM, July 29th (Thursday)

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.

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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 5:25 AM, July 29th (Thursday)

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


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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FatherofFour
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Default  Posted: 6:09 AM, July 29th (Thursday)

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.


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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 8:47 AM, July 29th (Thursday)

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


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Threnody
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Default  Posted: 9:05 AM, July 30th (Friday)

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.


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FatherofFour
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Default  Posted: 11:39 AM, July 31st (Saturday)

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.

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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 11:53 AM, July 31st (Saturday)

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.


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StillGoing
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Default  Posted: 11:23 AM, August 3rd (Tuesday)

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.


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oncehappyred
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Default  Posted: 1:35 PM, August 4th (Wednesday)

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


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punky
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Default  Posted: 10:59 PM, August 13th (Friday)

I may have to check these out. Thanks.


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