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Here’s the thing about Neil Gaiman-- he’s a great writer, but an even better storyteller. It's not a skill-mix that all writers have, but it's one that Gaiman has perfected; the ability to tell a tale, spin a yarn, weave a story no matter the place, the time or the medium.
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Do you remember the book that made you fall in love with reading? Can you remember when you stopped struggling to understand the words and started caring about the story ? Neil Gaiman will always hold a special place in my heart, because his book Odd and the Frost Giants was that book for Brett’s son.
After hearing English author Neil Gaiman’s commencement speech for this year’s graduating class at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, we couldn’t shake the memory of his words on mistake-making.
Click to enlarge Neil Gaiman’s finest moment in life. Let’s pretend that a biopic of Neil Gaiman’s life is going to be made. It won’t really, at least as far as we know.
There are a few. My current audiobook (Yes, they count; of course they count; why wouldn’t they?) is “The Sisters Brothers,” by Patrick deWitt.
Neil Gaiman is one of the handful of writers who has made comics respectable over the past several decades.
AMERICAN GODS, ALL SORTS, PLUS ME, COMPARING REVISING TO INEPT TEENAGE SEX. YEP. « GLITTERING SCRIVENERSo, as I said, I have things to say about the Town Hall/University Bookstore event I did with Neil Gaiman in Seattle on June 26.
A brief intro for those who have been a) living under a rock, b) out pounding on rocks (hey, most of my friends are geologists, so it's distinctly possible) or c) brand new to the cantina: Neil Gaiman is the writer I place at the head of my personal pantheon of writers . He gives outstanding writerly advice, which writers of fantasy and literary fiction and even non-fiction science stuff shall find very useful indeed. And he was at Town Hall Seattle on Sunday night, wherein much wisdom was shared and laughter flowed freely.
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Neil Gaiman One Step Closer to Sainthood by L. Ron Creepweans
Actually I am 100% sure someone else has not only done a Sandman/Inception crossover but dunnit far more eloquently (I got tired after page 4, re-read it and said WAIT WHAT IS THIS EVEN ABOUT) Spoilers for Inception (well.. everything) and Sandman books 9 and 10 (although you have no excuse for not reading them)
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Primer is The A.V. Club ’s ongoing series of beginners’ guides to pop culture’s most notable subjects: filmmakers, music styles, literary genres, and whatever else interests us—and hopefully you. This installment: bestselling fantasy author Neil Gaiman , whose writing has run the gamut from comics to novels to short stories to screenplays to poetry to just about anything else within the reach of his imagination.
In “The New Mother,” a children’s story published by Lucy Clifford in 1882, two previously well-behaved little girls turn so bad—dousing the fire and breaking the clock and dancing on the butter—that their mother is forced to go away, and a new mother, a demon with two glass eyes and a horrible wooden tail, comes to take her place. At the story’s end, the girls flee to the forest to live; they miss their mother terribly and long in vain for the chance to redeem themselves.