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 Post subject: neil gaiman
PostPosted: July 29th, 2005, 5:03 pm 
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i've looked and looked and looked some more, but i couldn't find a thread on neil gaiman. so i thought i'd start one up for you guys... in case you're interested in his work that is, cuz otherwise i'll be just talking to myself...

eitherway, i think he's a great writer. i read <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>neverwhere</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> and <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>stardust</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> by him, some <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>sandman</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->, and today i got <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>smoke and mirrors</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->, <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>coraline</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->, <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>the wolves in the walls</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->, and a few more short stories i downloaded from online. i already read <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>the wolves in the walls</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->, and i thought it was brilliant. a little creepy, but i'd read it to my kid if i had one. ;)

my favorite so far is probably <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>neverwhere</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->. i think it's superbly written, and the plot is so amazingly neat. i mean, what i think i like best about it is that you can't really categorize it. maybe as urban fantasy, but that's a bit stretchy as well. the concept of the doors of the house leading to rooms in completely different parts of the city, yet still part of the same house has fascinated me since i was a wee kid. i could say the same thing about the london underworld. i always wished there was a world like that somewhere, where angels and vampires and lamias existed, and they walked among us but we somehow failed to see them. really see them...

am getting the complete <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>sandman</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> as well, can't wait to actually read them in order. whatever i read so far was scattered stuff, and completely out of order. <p><!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END--> reality had met me, such a short time ago, in such and ugly shape, that i have no wish to come in contact with it again. somewhere in me a dark fear was still crouching and i took refuge within the fantastic like a distressed child in his book of fairy tales. i did not want to look ahead, and not at all to look back. (isak dinesen)</p>Edited by: morrigan  <IMG HEIGHT=10 WIDTH=10 SRC="http://img3.photobucket.com/albums/v32/morrigan_/images/morrigan.gif" BORDER=0> at: 7/29/05 4:04 pm


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 Post subject: Re: neil gaiman
PostPosted: July 29th, 2005, 6:48 pm 
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morrigan, I think I speak for the entire Racer board when I say: You. Are. Cool.

I've never heard of Neil Gaiman, but I'm gonna look for his stuff, now that I know you'd read it to your kid if you had one. That probably means it won't freak me out tooooo much.

You're here early today! (Or, should I say late? (For you.))

<p><!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END--> <!--EZCODE FONT START--><span style="color:navy;font-family:times new roman;font-size:x-small;">"And that's the whole idea of the film: it's a fake documentary; it's about fake secrecy. It's really important to me that it's all transparent, all totally coy. It's about what happens when you keep secrets, because they're transparent anyhow. Things will come out one way or another, and just because they come out doesn't mean they are true." - Jennifer Montgomery</span><!--EZCODE FONT END--></p>


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 Post subject: Re: neil gaiman
PostPosted: July 29th, 2005, 7:05 pm 
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I've only read Good Omens, which was a collaboration, so I don't know how much of it is his voice. Well, that's not entirely true. I've read some of his comics, too. Sandman was usually good, but it's been so totally embraced by the "goth" scene that it's an embarassment to admit that I've read it. Mr Punch rocked my face, though. It was excellent. Dave McKean is an amazing illustrator.

I was talking to a friend last night and she highly recommended Stardust. And I think I remember DFan saying she was a Coraline fan, but I'm not sure.... Anyway, you're certainly not alone, m. <p><!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END-->You don't have scurvy. Only pirates get scurvy.<!--EZCODE BR START-->
<!--EZCODE BR END-->Pirates and me! Wait... write that down, that's a good movie title.</p>Edited by: Bert Fischer at: 7/29/05 6:06 pm


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 Post subject: Re: neil gaiman
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I am indeedy a Coraline fan, Bert, and I also enjoyed Neverwhere and Stardust. And of course Good Omens. Some cool news: they're doing <!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0327597/" target="top">Coraline</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--> in stop-motion animation, with Henry Selick directing and doing the animation! <p><!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END-->Mandingo. I grock your mouth music. -- The Tick</p>


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 Post subject: Re: neil gaiman
PostPosted: July 30th, 2005, 1:57 am 
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yay! good to see i'm not alone.

DF, i'm starting <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>coraline</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> today. i've been wanting to read it for so long now... ;)

oh... and bert... DEF check out<!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong> stardust</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->. it's a beautiful fairytale, really. i loved every page of it. i got the hard-cover edition, and it has beautifully illustrated chapter pages, and neat things like that. i'm sure you'll like it.

goths... well, i must admit that i am a little bit of a goth myself. i don't do the whole black thing (only ocasionally), but i generally like the music, the literature, and of course, <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>sandman</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->. ;) <p><!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END--> reality had met me, such a short time ago, in such and ugly shape, that i have no wish to come in contact with it again. somewhere in me a dark fear was still crouching and i took refuge within the fantastic like a distressed child in his book of fairy tales. i did not want to look ahead, and not at all to look back. (isak dinesen)</p>


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 Post subject: Re: neil gaiman
PostPosted: December 29th, 2005, 12:41 pm 
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The Jim Henson squad is making a film with Neil Gaiman and somebody else called "MirrorMask" and I have the HUGE screenplay/book from Barnes & Nobles... It looks AMAZING and sort of like the Labyrinth (which I loved), but I don't know when it's coming out! I can't wait to see it though, they have pictures from the sets in the back, and they're incredible! <p>"I be not mad, but mad in craft!"

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I read American Gods and it was exceptional. I'm a huge fan of Norse mythology and he did a great job of weaving that into his own world of fantasy. I also recently read his newest book Anansi Boys. Another mythology inspired work and it's also good. I recommend it to anyone who is even remotely a fan of Gaiman's.

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Where is morrigan? highwaters, do you know? Is she in the US, now?


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