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message 1: by Patti (baconater) (last edited Feb 18, 2012 05:04PM) (new)

Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments No idea why I'm getting this notification...

Never heard of him.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/08...


message 2: by Kath (new)

Kath Middleton | 25063 comments Never heard of him? Hang your head in shame, Missy! His 'American Gods' is absolutely wonderful.


message 3: by Anita (new)

Anita | 3758 comments I have never heard of him either Patti, is he really that good Ignite?


Jay-me (Janet)  | 4325 comments I have one of his books in my TBR list, one on my wishlist Stardust by Neil Gaiman and one read - Good Omens by Terry Pratchett


message 5: by Kath (new)

Kath Middleton | 25063 comments I enjoyed Good Omens too. I haven't read all his work but I enjoyed Anansi Boys and of course, Neverwhere which was produced as a television play (or was it series?) He might be an acquired taste but I pretty soon acquired it I can tell you. He has an inimitable style, I would say, but then I do love an author with a different and characteristic style.


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments I'm so glad I posted the link! So lovely to hear of new authors, isn't it?


message 7: by Kath (new)

Kath Middleton | 25063 comments I've found so many here Patti - they have enriched my life!


message 8: by Geoff (G. Robbins) (merda constat variat altitudo) (last edited Feb 19, 2012 06:51AM) (new)

Geoff (G. Robbins) (merda constat variat altitudo) (snibborg) | 9052 comments Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. Some have said the opening chapter is one of the scariest they have ever read.

"There was a hand in the darkness. and it held a knife.

The knife had a handle of polished black bone and had a blade finer and sharper than any razor. If it sliced you, you might not even know you had been cut, not immediately.

The knife had done almost everything it was brought to that house to do, and both the blade and the handle were wet."

Great opening.


message 9: by Kath (new)

Kath Middleton | 25063 comments I think that is my favourite Gaiman novel, Rosemary. When it falls out that you find out who everyone really is - blimmin brilliant!


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Lorraine Versini (lorraineversini) | 8999 comments Geoff (G. Robbins) wrote: "Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. Some have said the opening chapter is one of the scariest they have ever read.

"There was a hand in the darkness. and it held a knife.

The knife had a handle of..."


Ooooooh sounds like my kind of books !


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments The Graveyard Book is only £3.13. Think I'll grab it.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Graveyard...


Jay-me (Janet)  | 4325 comments Patti (Mango Mad) wrote: "The Graveyard Book is only £3.13. Think I'll grab it.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Graveyard..."


I got on a daily deal. :)


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Clever Janet. :)


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Emma (emzibah) | 4396 comments I loved Graveyard Book Patti so hope you do too x


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Thanks Emma! I think I'll read it when I'm finished Only the Innocent which will be soon. I think I'll be up all night reading it!


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Just found this thread. Obviously I moved onto other things, rather than downloading a Gaiman!

Here are his book links.

Never where

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Neverwhere-eb...

American Gods

http://www.amazon.co.uk/American-Gods...

Stardust

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stardust-eboo...

The Graveyard Book

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Graveyard...

Fragile Things

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fragile-Thing...

Smoke and Mirrors

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Smoke-Mirrors...

Good Omens

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Good-Omens-eb...

Anansi Boys

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anansi-Boys-e...

Coraline

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coraline-The-...

Inter world

http://www.amazon.co.uk/InterWorld-eb...


Let me know if I missed any please. :)


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Jud (judibud) | 18540 comments I've never heard of this guy either


message 18: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments You can all thank me for Anansi Boys working. Took about 3 weeks worth of emails but I finally got them to correct the link from the paperback to the ebook -.-


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Thank you Elle.


message 20: by Elle (new)

Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments Was like talking to a child. They just did not understand the problem with the links -.-

You are welcome :p


message 21: by Amos (last edited Apr 12, 2012 08:03AM) (new)

Amos Cassidy | 399 comments Amos: Neil Gaiman is the best! He is one of my very favourite authors of all time. Start with American Gods, Neverwhere, The Graveyard Book or Anansi Boys. Or even Good Omens - his collaboration with Terry Pratchett.


message 22: by Amos (last edited Apr 12, 2012 08:07AM) (new)

Amos Cassidy | 399 comments He is very good friends with the singer/songwriter Tori Amos. They both reference one another in their respective works - he is also Godfather to her daughter Tash.


message 23: by Amos (new)

Amos Cassidy | 399 comments Patti (A Proud Canadian) wrote: "Just found this thread. Obviously I moved onto other things, rather than downloading a Gaiman!

Here are his book links.

Never where

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Neverwhere-eb......"


He also has a graphic novel series called The Sandman. Here is a link to the first one:
The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments There's a load of Sandmans! Not cheap...

Vol 1

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Sandman-V...


message 27: by Anthony (new)

Anthony Cardenas (aecardenas) | 34 comments The Sandman series is his masterpiece. No matter how good his books are (and they are really great)...Sandman is untouchable. There is an eerie perfection in the way he told the story, how events in the very first issues resonated throughout the series and tied together to the ultimate finale. Beautiful series. To this day, I still find myself marveling over the characters and story lines Gaiman was able to achieve.


message 28: by Amos (new)

Amos Cassidy | 399 comments Amos: I have heard some great things about the series. For some reason it was on our book shelf as read and rated! Whoops! Must have gotten a bit add-happy!
Anyway, added it to read now and will order a copy from my library as they have them all.


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