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The Neil Gaiman Reader

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Neil Gaiman's talent is so vast that any exploration of his work can only be described as a beginning. Here is one such beginning, an examination of the creative genius being The Sandman, American Gods, Coraline and so much more. His prose fiction has achieved enormous acclaim and popularity. Now leading scholars provide insights into the Sandman universe, its mythological ...more
Paperback, 223 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Wildside Press
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Sseonana
Oct 26, 2013 Sseonana rated it did not like it
I bought this book for my dissertation on Neil Gaiman, as it promised critical essays and approaches to Gaiman's works, which I've been struggling to get a hold of, but have been sorely disappointed.

Most of the essays are far too descriptive, short and under-developed to be of any use as secondary reading. Some interesting ideas are raised, particularly on Stardust, Neverwhere and American Gods, but nothing new or groundbreaking. Everybody who reads Gaiman already knows that Stardust was influe
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PokeyPuppy
Nov 20, 2008 PokeyPuppy rated it it was ok
Some essays are interesting, some less so. A lot of the information was either obvious if you've ever read Gaiman, or worse, just a synopsis of the stories.
Bridgett
Jun 19, 2008 Bridgett rated it really liked it
Nice collection of essays on Gaiman's work and two interviews with Gaiman himself.
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Darrell Schweitzer is an American writer, editor, and essayist in the field of speculative fiction. Much of his focus has been on dark fantasy and horror, although he does also work in science fiction and fantasy.

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