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message 1: by Amalia (new)

Amalia Gavea Beautiful review, Miranda! Brilliant!


RedemptionDenied Great review!


message 3: by Leila (new)

Leila Excellent review Miranda. I really must get this book read.


message 4: by Miranda (new)

Miranda Reads Amalia - thank you so much!!

RedemptionDenied - Thank you :D

Leila - thanks! You should give it a try :) It's certainly something different!


message 5: by Tom (new)

Tom Lewis Wow! Great review! I love how you always poke fun at the weird sex Neil Gaiman throws into his books. LOL.


message 6: by Miranda (new)

Miranda Reads Tom wrote: "Wow! Great review! I love how you always poke fun at the weird sex Neil Gaiman throws into his books. LOL."

Ha. Thanks. It's always what sticks out to me the most :P It is just too weird for me :P


message 7: by Andrew (last edited Nov 02, 2018 10:51AM) (new)

Andrew Nice review, Miranda! I loved this story, even though is complex and deserves more than a single reading. In these days I'm watching the first season of the tv series, but compared with the book, I'm not so enthusiast. :)


message 8: by Miranda (new)

Miranda Reads Andrew wrote: "Nice review, Miranda! I loved this story, even though is complex and deserves more than a single reading. In these days I'm watching the first season of the tv series, but compared with the book, I..."

I've been wondering if I should go for another read on this one. I really enjoyed it but I feel like there's a lot of subtle moments that I probably missed.

So, the TV show doesn't hold up? :(


message 9: by Bara (new)

Bara So far I have read Stardust, Fortunately the milk, Good Omens and Graveyard book. Neither did feature a sex scene. Not even the Lovecraftian approach to create a Conan Doyle-esque detective story and there were tentacles involved so a sex scene was just one step away.


message 10: by Miranda (new)

Miranda Reads Bara wrote: "So far I have read Stardust, Fortunately the milk, Good Omens and Graveyard book. Neither did feature a sex scene. Not even the Lovecraftian approach to create a Conan Doyle-esque detective story a..."

Hmmmm... stardust didn't have any weird sex, but someone did die during it.... :p

I did love fortunately, the milk and the audio for The Graveyard Book was insane. Haven't read the last one, though i should :p


message 11: by Bara (new)

Bara Good Omens - yeah, you should read that one. You know that it's a collaboration? With sir Pterry. Tv series or not I think GO are worth reading anyway.


message 12: by T.R. (new)

T.R. Rankin I enjoyed this more than I anticipated.


message 13: by Miranda (new)

Miranda Reads Bara wrote: "Good Omens - yeah, you should read that one. You know that it's a collaboration? With sir Pterry. Tv series or not I think GO are worth reading anyway."

I remember that one - it's one of my favorites of Gaiman :)


message 14: by Miranda (new)

Miranda Reads T.R. wrote: "I enjoyed this more than I anticipated."

Agreed! I was pleasantly surprised :)


message 15: by Felicia (new)

Felicia Great review, Miranda 💖 The Goddess of Television. Although I worship her daily, I couldn't get into this TV show at all.


message 16: by Miranda (new)

Miranda Reads I haven't seen the TV series yet, but the actors certainly seem.... interesting...


message 17: by Rabiraj (new)

Rabiraj Banerjee I have recently bought the book ,will start soon.


message 18: by Veronika (new)

Veronika I think The Ocean at the End of the Lane and Coraline have no sex in them :D but I totally agree :D very nice review :)


message 19: by Miranda (new)

Miranda Reads Rabiraj wrote: "I have recently bought the book ,will start soon."

Very cool! Let me know how it goes!


message 20: by Miranda (new)

Miranda Reads Veronika wrote: "I think The Ocean at the End of the Lane and Coraline have no sex in them :D but I totally agree :D very nice review :)"

Thank you :) :)


message 21: by Jorge (new)

Jorge  Ramos One of the best surprises I read last year, the prose on Gaiman is something else entirely. Good stuff, glad you liked it!


message 22: by Rabiraj (new)

Rabiraj Banerjee Miranda wrote: "Rabiraj wrote: "I have recently bought the book ,will start soon."

Very cool! Let me know how it goes!"

I started it today, loving it :)


message 23: by Dustin (new)

Dustin Lovely review, Miranda. I read AG a few years ago, and while I was similarly enamored by Gaiman's ideas and beautiful writing, the end result was sadly lacking for me. I wanted something more than the journey, you know?

I might have to reread it sometime.:)


message 24: by Rachel (new)

Rachel I absolutely loved this book. I read the sex scene on an aeroplane....and then read it again, just to be sure I read it correctly....then checked to make sure nobody was reading over my shoulder. Gaiman is truly a one of a kind author.


message 25: by Miranda (new)

Miranda Reads Dustin wrote: "Lovely review, Miranda. I read AG a few years ago, and while I was similarly enamored by Gaiman's ideas and beautiful writing, the end result was sadly lacking for me. I wanted something more than ..."

OMG yes. It's such a wild ride...and the ending is just kind of... there . I definitely wanted something to match the quality of the novel.


message 26: by Miranda (new)

Miranda Reads Rachel wrote: "I absolutely loved this book. I read the sex scene on an aeroplane....and then read it again, just to be sure I read it correctly....then checked to make sure nobody was reading over my shoulder. G..."

Oh good lawd. I know what you mean. I read that bit on the bus and I could feel the tips of my ears reddening when the old lady next to me asked me what I thought of the book. Yikes.


message 27: by ✩ Ashley ✩ (new)

✩ Ashley ✩ Probably have to stick to his children’s books for everyone to keep their clothes on 😆


message 28: by Miranda (new)

Miranda Reads Ohh yeah. I think that would be safest :P


message 29: by M.J. (new)

M.J. Javani Your commentary on this book makes it sound like it is a struggle between the values of the founding fathers (protection of individual rights) vs the foundered values of Wall Street (get rich no matter the consequence). The only thing I am not sure of is how a man gets eaten alive by a goddesses "womanhood." The founding fathers did not say much about that :)


message 30: by Miranda (new)

Miranda Reads MJ wrote: "Your commentary on this book makes it sound like it is a struggle between the values of the founding fathers (protection of individual rights) vs the foundered values of Wall Street (get rich no ma..."

Well.... yes....i highly doubt they'd ever say anything about that... mostly cause there aren't any survivors


message 31: by Salva (new)

Salva Considering the fact that I'm not American and I don't have as much information about it as you do, do you think I will enjoy reading it? I want to order some books I was wondering to put this one in the list, thanks in advance.


message 32: by Miranda (new)

Miranda Reads Salva wrote: "Considering the fact that I'm not American and I don't have as much information about it as you do, do you think I will enjoy reading it? I want to order some books I was wondering to put this one ..."

The book does give a bunch of references to what life is like in the midwest of the US...so I connected to that...but the core of the story is probably universal enough to enjoy, regardless of the country of origin.


message 33: by Salva (new)

Salva Miranda wrote: "Salva wrote: "Considering the fact that I'm not American and I don't have as much information about it as you do, do you think I will enjoy reading it? I want to order some books I was wondering to..."

Thanks a million for your quick reply. I always read your reviews throughly, although opinions and tastes might differ, I just trust you and I trust my instincts to trust you :)


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