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Neil Gaiman and Philosophy: Gods Gone Wild! (Popular Culture and Philosophy #66)

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Neil Gaiman is the imaginative wizard behind the best-selling novels American Gods (soon to be an HBO series) and The Anansi Boys, the graphic series The Sandman, and popular children’s books like Coraline and The Graveyard Book.
Neil Gaiman and Philosophy looks at Gaiman’s work through a philosophical lens. How does fantasy interact with reality and what can each tell us a
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 12th 2012 by Open Court (first published June 1st 2012)
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Deb
Jun 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
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I love Neil Gaiman, one of my favorite writers. Sandman had me in tears at the end. I expected Neil's philosophies and instead got someone else's thoughts (a little pretentious to my mind) on why/how he writes characters and plots. I started with American Gods and was disappointed so didn't even check out any more of their essays on Neil's books. Disappointing but on to Philip Roth's Nemesis about the 1944 polio outbreak - now that should life my spirits.
Bobbssw
Nov 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Once again a mixture of short sections looking at various ways Neil Gaiman's how work reflect the world we live in today. Like all the "the Philosophy" books the articles are hit and miss but all worth a read.
Wayne
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I co-edited this book! :)
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Jul 25, 2014 rated it liked it
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як і більшість схожих книжок, збірник доволі нерівний: так, філософією можна займатися про що завгодно, але в когось це виходить ліпше, а в когось – гірше.
Jutta
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
i keep reading these philosophy books and keep being disappointed. i get that they have to tie philosophy to the essays, but it gets boring after a while.
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