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Neil Gaiman

Discussion in 'Author Discussion' started by Bernard, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. AllAfricanBooks

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    I am currently reading his novel American Gods. Though it is not an easy read nor an easy novel, I think he has a lot of inspiration and imagination as well. he is a nice author in the overall.
     
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    I have just received American Gods. I will read it soon after I am done with LORT Part 1.
     
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    After finishing Anansi Boys earlier, I'd have to say it was more enjoyable than American Gods. I got tired of all the side stories in AG and thankfully Gaiman kept those to a minimum this time around. Gaiman neatly wraps up the characters' fates towards the end, but if he revisits the world of Fat Charlie and Spider I won't be complaining.
     
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    Excellent response from Gaiman. I wonder what the official response will be.
     
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    I wonder if Dean knew that the money needed to be spent else it would have been lost.

     
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    I've started reading Gaiman's blog over the past couple of weeks. I need to read more books he's written.
     
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    I've been a follower of his blog for some time now...His message boards are also an interesting read/participation if you are an avid Gaiman fan.

    I re-read American Gods not too long ago and I had forgot how fond of the book I was. Well worth the revisit. The Graveyard Book, though a children's novel it may well be, I must own that it is a favourite of mine; I love the premise.
     
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    I've only read Neverwhere and American Gods. It took me a long time to fall off the fence about reading his work, but now I want to read all of his books. Didn't realize he had a blog, thanks! :)
     
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    I recently reread American Gods and I genuinely loved it, still. The depth of his mythology and his subtle mixture of (American) pop culture and the Norse pantheon are quite impressive indeed. I am very glad to hear that HBO is going to turn it into a TV show. I think that (if done well) it would be very suitable for an adaptation of that type.

    That said, I have a love/hate relationship with Gaiman. AG and Neverwhere were fantastic, but Anansi Boys, Coraline (strictly speaking a children's book, I know) and his collection of shorts Fragile Things did very little for me for reasons I cannot quite put my finger on.

    In that respect he's a bit like Douglas Coupland for me; when he's on form, he's great, but when he's not, he's decidedly meh (if you'll excuse the colloquialism).
     
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    American Gods is being turned into a HBO miniseries? This makes me happy in my pants.

    Anansi Boys was good but lacked the darkness of American Gods. I did enjoy the stories about Anansi -- they have a very Native American flow to them and I am sure Gaiman mined the Native American myths for the storytelling style.
     
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    Let me stress that while I vastly prefer American Gods over Anansi Boys, the latter is still a pretty darn good book. A Gaiman that is (in my opinion) not on top form is still better than most of the rest.

    And yes, HBO is supposedly turning AG into a series; Gaiman co-writes and the guys who gave us Band Of Brothers (Tom Hanks et al) are producing. Should be good.
     
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    I want to have Neil's baby.
     

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