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Around four years ago I made a reference to Terry Pratchett's book Mort on a posting board, and a fellow poster informed me that he too enjoyed Pratchett's work and that I MUST read Good Omens, a book co-written with Neil Gaiman. I hadn't heard of Neil, but this guy was going on and on about how funny Good Omens is and I liked Pratchett a lot, so I clicked on over to amazon.com and ordered the paperback. It is definitely the smartest online purchase I have ever made. It wasn't until a couple of years after that, however, that I got around to checking out Neil's solo stuff.
 
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Hey I just got MORT by Terry P. at a garage sale - strictly curious.

It's good?

Not Always So
 
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my sister just bought me the wrong comic when i was 16 and bada-bing-bada-boom

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My older brother had gotten ahold of Good Omens and swore on it. A few years later, I'm introduced to the Death series. THEN I'm blessed with Sandman, and whizzed through it, continuously thanking the lovely new acquaintances that allowed me to borrow their collection. Then I got to explore NeverWhere, glimpse some Stardust, and look through Smoke and Mirrors. And here I am, back where i began, starting on Good Omens.
I've heard that Neil Gaiman has done some children's books, I'd love to get my paws on some. Does anyone know exactly where to find them?
 
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Originally posted by Mary:

I've heard that Neil Gaiman has done some children's books, I'd love to get my paws on some. Does anyone know exactly where to find them?



Here:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1565041992/qid=1033243166/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/104-1514636-8996745?v=glance&n=507846

And here:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0380977788/qid=1033243303/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/104-1514636-8996745?v=glance&n=507846]

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Hey I just got MORT by Terry P. at a garage sale - strictly curious.

It's good?

Not Always So


Just read it recently... its awesome. Best Discworld book i've read, with damn good plotting and characterization...
 
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I ran upon Gaiman about two years ago, picking up a copy of Neverwhere. Soon after I had to purchase anything with Neil Gaiman on it. be it Comics or Books. It's nice to find someone who writes both mediums so well.

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bought it used. luckily only 6 issues had come out - so i quickly bought the rest.

good time for comics with most of the alan moore stuff still available and grant morrison beginning on the doom patrol and animalman.

those were the daze.

its all good ..
 
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I read "Snow, Glass, Apples" a couple of years ago. I love contemporary takes on fairy tales - the more unusual the better - and this is one of favorites.

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bought it used. luckily only 6 issues had come out - so i quickly bought the rest.

good time for comics with most of the alan moore stuff still available and grant morrison beginning on the doom patrol and animalman.

those were the daze.

its all good ..


Yes, but now I can get all the stuff in TPB so I don't have to wait to see what happened next. You had to wait a month to find out what happened to Animal Man's arm. I just had to flip to the next page to see one of the coolest things ever. Seriously. I'm telling you now: find the Animal Man TPB. Its got some damn creative uses of superpowers.
Now if I could just find the Doom Patrol TPBs, i'd be a happy man....
 
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I first stumbled upon Good Omens in a bookstore and became instantly entranced. I then rapidly consumed Neverwhere and proceeded to devour anything else of his I could get my hands on.
 
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Read Good Omens at 11. Found The Kindly Ones in the school library at 16. Then the Sandman Book of Dreams a month later. Kindly Ones disappeared, and I begged our librarian to let me keep Book Of Dreams. Couldn't get any others because Easons in Newry is useless. Came to Belfast, discovered Talisman, discovered people who also read it, bought the rest, started bugging the library for his other stuff...

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Back in '96, it was that in between time between high school and college. As usual I haunted the local library. I found the graphic novel section and saw a book called "A Game of You" and decided to check it out.
I was rather nauseated by the scene when Thesaly cut off the dead guy's face. I had never read such violence.
But it was just so damn good I had to keep reading.
Thanks to Neil Gaiman I made many wonderful friends in college in were either already into Sandman, or got into it. This one girl loaned me her collection and that touched my heart. smile
 
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Was originally dissapointed!
Christ.

My odler brother got me P & N for christmas sometime, I don't know, 1999 maybe? I was yr 9. I was dissapointed cuz he said he was gonna get me a huge book of english folksongs for the violin, an didn't.

P & N didn't grab me at first It was certainly kinda interesting, tho. I read the Sound of her Wings and was like, badda-badda-bing, HOOKED. reread it immediately and then realised I hadn't being paying proper attention. I think the art in some of those episoded jarred with me (and Seasons of Mists I didn't like on that front either).

When I bough The Doll's House in the single issues, I was hooked.

Shit. Juts realised I still haven't got DH collected... have all the other ones... arg... something to get then!
 
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Neverwhere. Heh, I bought it yesterday. I was looking up Dark Fantasy books on bn.com and this one came up. I haven't finished quite yet, but as far as I can tell, it's very good and well written.

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For me it was Death: The High Cost of Living. I remember when it was out there was a lot of hype behind it. A LOT OF HYPE. The value of the books mirrored the collector status of 30 Days of Night and within weeks the Death books were sold out and cost an arm and a leg to buy back issues of. I had been off a comics kick for a long time, disillusioned by very poor Marvel and DC superhero books. But I found the entire series on the top shelf of the comics rack at my local store. I was amazed. It was like they were sent by some benevolent force to help me rediscover my love affair with pulp. It was even a bigger sign when my wife (then girlfriend), a pulp-phobe, even loved them. Ever since then I've read everything the guy has published. I paid out the nose for first print back issues of Sandman, first edition Good Omens and other examples of his unique and brilliant vision. His love for mythology has opened me up to the mythology of the world's cultures (particularly the Vikings).

You rule, Neil.

I once slept silent and deep and dreamt that rerun episodes of The Monkees became pornos midway through, but only in Mexico. So we escaped from Mexico to Texas border towns in order to buy our comics at claustrophobic, low ceilinged shops run by old men with mid-west accents.
 
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i liked looking at personal gothic webpages back in 1997 and i swear every single one of them mentioned neil gaiman and the sandman. i forgot all about it. then, in a local bookstore, i happened to be in the comics section looking for some comic title (can't remember it now) and the sandman "graphic novel" caught my eye. i read it and was hooked ever since. Smile
 
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I think my first contact with Neil was "Don't Panic: The Official Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy Companion".

I remember seeing "Ghastly Beyond Belief" written with Kim Newman (a guy) but for some reason I never bought it. Kicking myself for that.Red Face

Picked up the "Black Orchid" mini-series when it came out, loved Dave McKean's art. Then "Sandman" from #1 on and "The Books Of Magic" mini-series.

Since then I have tried to get Neil's work when it came out but I know I'm missing a few comics. I think I'm up to date with the books though.
 
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i first read some of the discworld books, then good omens, by both authors. and then one day i was standing in a shop waiting for lise myhre to sign my nemi comic, and a boy in the queue(did i spell that right..??) told me i should really really read american gods and the sandman series. so i didSmile
 
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