Tag Archives: Neil Gaiman

#WitchWeek2020 Day 3: The Graveyard Book

“It takes a graveyard to raise a child.” (back cover of The Graveyard Book, US edition) Appropriately for today, the Day of the Dead, we present you with a discussion of this year’s read-along book, a novel set in a cemetery. Four of us–Lory* … Continue reading

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#WitchWeek2020: Master Post

Diana Wynne Jones’ Witch Week (1983) is a fantasy set between Halloween and November 5th — Bonfire Night — marking the day in 1604 when Guy Fawkes was caught preparing to blow up Parliament. Six years ago, Lory of Emerald City Book Review used this … Continue reading

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Witch Week 2020

Not long now! Witch Week, the annual celebration of fantasy fiction, begins in under 2 months. Lory @ EmeraldCityBookReview created it to honor Diana Wynne Jones, author of the Dalemark and Chrestomanci series, along with dozens of other fantasy novels and short … Continue reading

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Weird combinations and scary dreams

Yep, I’m definitely craving odd-ball books these days. Here are 2 more for your consideration: Fragile Things, Neil Gaiman (2006, 2013, NYPL e-book). Another collection of Gaiman’s writings, most of which come a là macabre. The book includes short stories … Continue reading

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Flotsam and Jetsam

4 books reviewed here, and from them you’ll get a sense of my odd taste in reading these days. No particular reason for it — each one spurred by happenstance, satisfying a yen, or whatever. Lud-in-the-Mist, by Hope Mirrlees (1926, … Continue reading

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Seven Bookish Virtues/Sins Tag

Looks like all my blogging friends are playing this game of tag, and it’s my turn to be IT. Ola G at Re-enchantment of the World, Lory at Emerald City Book Review, Chris at Calmgrove, and I-can’t-remember-who-else (sorry, blogger buddies, … Continue reading

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Oceans of trouble

For a change, this Gaiman post is about his latest book! I’ve nearly caught up with him. The Ocean at the End of the Lane (2013), Neil Gaiman If you aren’t paying attention, you’ll miss the Domesday Book reference the … Continue reading

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Fighting off sleep

Hey, here’s a brand new, never before seen anywhere post! Enjoy it while it lasts. The Sandman, Vol 1: Preludes and Nocturnes (1988-1989), Neil Gaiman. When I was in college in the 1970s, I was introduced to the work of … Continue reading

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Bang? Whimper? Something else?

An old post, so ignore the reference to the end of the world (this particular ending was 21 May 2011; the post dates from 20 May that year). Obviously, we’re still here. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of … Continue reading

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Tribute to Lord Dunsany

I must bring this old post forward, as part of my NG appreciation Stardust (1999), Neil Gaiman, 248 pp. This is my month to focus on fantasy, catching up on stuff I should have read long ago but am only just … Continue reading

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