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Sep 22, 2009 05:41PM

1865 David wrote: "I just started Kay's The Summer Tree last night. Its kind of old, and probably already familiar to members of the group, but might be good to consider.The Summer Tree"

Haven't heard of this one, but it looks really good. I'll second it. :) (does it have villain narration?)
Aug 09, 2009 03:28PM

1865 Just finished -- I can say that this is easily my favorite Gaiman so far, and I consider myself a fan (though not an expert). I thought the language was simple and beautiful, with a few passages I had to go back and underline so I'll be able to find them again.

I said this in my review, but overall, it struck me as a really twisted version of Oh The Places You'll Go, if Seuss had thrown in ghosts and family-killers. I will definitely read this again.

To blackrose: I wonder if Gaiman doesn't so much write with the intention of his work becoming a movie, as with such a detailed visual image in his head and on the page that it just makes sense that it would translate to film. He came from a visual medium first, after all -- unless I'm mistaken on that?
Aug 09, 2009 10:40AM

1865 I'm only half-way through, but Silas! Another example of how Gaiman can break your heart in less than a paragraph.

Though Liza is wonderful, too, and Bod is beautifully drawn. (literally, too, as it turns out -- the illustrations are fantastic.)
Jul 16, 2009 08:48AM

1865 oops, you guys already read the book I nominated, so I'm changing it to The Steel Remains.
Jul 10, 2009 08:39AM

1865 Hi, all. Found this group b/c I was coincidentally reading Good Omens this month, and you guys popped up as I was posting my review.

I'm American but I love British humor, or at least what I perceive to be British humor based on watching Wooster and Black Adder and possibly Dr. Who. I was on the ground for most of this book.

It's almost impossible for me to pick a favorite scene, but I'm with Sandi, above -- it has to be the one where Beryl is suggesting names for Adam. And then when they finally come upon the name Adam itself; that was so utterly perfect I wanted to read it out loud to someone.

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