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Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse

3.78  ·  Rating Details  ·  303 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Neil Gaiman and Stephen Jones have gathered together a unique collection of funny, frivolous and frightening poems by thirty of the world's best known science fiction, fantasy and horror authors. You are guaranteed to scream with laughter and chuckle in fear as you enter the warped imaginations of these masters of the macabre, for better or verse. Poems by: Brian Aldiss, S ...more
Paperback, 107 pages
Published August 17th 2005 by Dreamhaven Books (first published 1991)
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Mar 18, 2016 Monica rated it it was amazing
Amusing. I would have loved this as a child.
Jul 19, 2008 Walter rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: disturbed teens
On of my all-time favorite poetry compilations--such deeply disturbing (and fun!) shit to give to impressionable adolescents who think they hate poetry!
Jul 15, 2015 Whitney rated it really liked it
Disturbing and funny.
Jun 08, 2008 Amy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
This book is 'An Anthology of Nasty Verse' edited by Neil Gaiman & Stephen Jones. It is indeed sick, but apparently the book is Clive Barker's fault - love it! Each rhyme, written by thirty of the world's best-known science fiction, fantasy, and horror authors, is rated with skulls according to nastiness, with the introduction having one skull, not exactly for children, but I highly recommend it if you have a sick sense of humor or can at least apreciate one. -I give it five skulls-
Dec 15, 2012 Jaimie rated it really liked it
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Sep 16, 2011 mairywo rated it it was amazing
Morbid, dark, nasty, sick and funny as hell. If you have a sick kind of humour and can laugh till you drop about disgusting and gruesome poems, this book is definitely for you.[return]When I saw that both Neil Gaiman and Clive Barker were involved in this collection of horror poems, I just had to get it. And I wasn't disappointed. It's just great fun.
John Watt
I liked it.. as with any anthology some parts were better than others. It was a neat quirky set of odd, dark, yet funny poems. I definitely enjoyed the final section best... the adult section... there were just more dark and demented places to go with the poetry.
Nov 10, 2008 Barrett rated it liked it
Recommended to Barrett by: Stefanie
fun, whimsical, cheeky, and in some places, utterly gross. great material considering it's almost halloween (though i admit it might have been easier to finish if i hadn't been eating a bowl of chili at the time)...
Serge Pierro
Oct 04, 2012 Serge Pierro rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
Seeing that Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore were going to be involved in this book, I felt the need to pick it up. As can be expected with most anthologies, the pieces are hit or miss.
Federiken Masters
Aug 17, 2010 Federiken Masters marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Veremos...
Recommended to Federiken by: Autor
Mirá vos, se editó en castellano, aunque por lo que veo está bastante caro. Igual, jamás vi en papel ninguna edición, así que andá a saber cuál termina llegando a mis manos.
Sj Smalley
Sep 18, 2013 Sj Smalley rated it liked it
Sort of revolting rhymes...just editted by Gaiman and a bit patchy.
Jul 21, 2008 elissa marked it as to-read
Recommended to elissa by: Walter's review
Shelves: poetry
Would love to find this, but it's not at any library close by!
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