yep, more Peace & Love Corp stuff. The '...around the world' articles were in Truth, right?
Back in 1999 my hubby spent a semester studying abroad in Wales, and one of the things he came home with was a book called Neverwhere which he said I HAD to read. He was right, with all the other amazing stuff of Neil's I have read, Neverwhere is still my favorite and I have been a raving fan ever since!
I had to do a comparative essay for english, in which i pick a book published 2002, fiction etc. i went to the library, tracked down 2 books that fit the category, the life of Pi and American gods. i was so close to getting the life of Pi, but i decided to get American gods, not sure why, but it might be the best decision i ever made. it became the best book i read. after that i got neverwhere, then stardust, and read em, now im delving into smoke and mirrors, and soon ill track down good omens.
my sister borrowed two of her boyfriend's sandman books, because he was such a big fan, and perhaps, he wanted to have someone to talk about sandman with. i ended up reading comic books instead. my sister and her boyfriend are no longer together, but i'm still a gaiman fan.
"The Dreamcountry". A friend of my brother gived a copy to him for his birthday. For more than a Year that was the only neil gaiman I had (that copy has been signed by Neil himself few days ago!).Then my dear and loyal writer (wanna-be-comicbook-artists) pushed me to read more and lended me other things...
But I have still much to read
Flicking through one of the Sandmans TPB (the one where Lucifer gives up Hell) in a bookshop. Then I caught the page where Morpheous and Lucifer are emptying hell and there is one tortured mortal left who refuses to leave. It was his speech that caught me...
I first discovered genius after I first discovered it. It was in late 2001 that my mom bought me a copy of a magazine called STARLOG. I hadn't heard of it but the main reason I read it was because it had a behind the scenes look at The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring", and I have always been a big Tolkien fan. It had an article in there about Neil Gaiman. "Who the Hell?" I thought, I had never heard of the now one of my idol authors, but I had heard of The SandMan. Not knowing what I was missing, I quickly skipped over the page and never looked at it again. Then in late 2002 or early 2003, I saw an advertisement in the special features section of my Vampire Hunter D anime movie DVD. It had a section on Yoshitaka Amano, the brilliant and fluent Japanese painter who had secured an unshakeablo position in art history. It discussed his team-up with Neil Gaiman (Where have I heard that name before?) to do The SandMan: The Dream Hunters. Curious, I looked for information about the book and remebered that old STARLOG magazine. I hunted it up and turned to that section. I quickly realized that whatever this guy was up to could have serious potential, so I read the whole thing and the next day I devoted to finding out about The SandMan. I eventually built up enough confidence and willingness to take a chance with the book and bought The SandMan: Preludes and Nocturnes, and The SandMan: The Doll's House from Amazon.com. When they finally arrived, I immediately tore open the box and scanned through the book looking at the drawings. Then I flipped to page 1 and started with, "Wake up sir. We're here." The rest is history. Up to now, I've only gotten to The SandMan: Dream Country, but I am plotting to buy books 4 to 6. Its been very exciting experiencing what is the finest comics work, and quite frankly, the best LITERARY work ever published. So thats all. Did it take a while to read this? Sorry about that, I'm training myself to be a writer, gotta squeeze in all the little details. Pleasent Dreams kids.
"For the first time I had a true quest, a purpose beyond my funtion. Then it was over, and I feel so empty." ~Morpheus a.k.a. The SandMan~ "The SandMan: Preludes and Nocturnes" by Neil Gaiman. (Sorry if the quote wasn't exact, don't have my book for reference.)
The first Gaiman I read was "Black Orchid." I guess that was around 1988/early 1989.
The first Gaiman effort that really hooked me was Sandman #8. I've lived as an addict ever since.
Gelfling College: Higher Learning For Shorter Students.
i was researching tori amos on the web and came accross the tori/neil connection (read more at http://www.hereinmyhead.com/index2.html and http://www.hereinmyhead.com/neil/index.html). anyway, i checked out the neil gaiman website and immediately became entranced by the descriptions of the wolves in the walls, coraline, and the sandman series. so that very day i went to the bookstore and bought coraline, neverwhere, and good omens (i'm already a huge terry pratchet fan). i read coraline immediately and am working on good omens (i left neverwhere in my car, which is kind of an abyss, so i'll find it eventually and read it). anyway this was 2 weeks ago today. i'm already totally hooked.
Figlio di puttana, sai che tu sei un pezzo di merda? -some italian guy
Think for yourself
Question authority -tim leary
I read the Stardust graphic novels, my Science teacher brought and agreed to share with me. Then I got in trouble for buying Sandman Volume 1 (because I wasn't supposed to spend all of that money). I then found I was addicted to Neil Gaiman stories. since then, I haven't bought any books, other than what Neil has written.
I digged into comics not so long ago... Four-five years from now.
From 2001 I'm collecting choosed issues of Wizard magazine and there I've read about Sandman. I found it very interesting, because I've always been into paranormal/horror/fantasy books and loved (still adore) this practically not touched part of world.
So, when I heard that there's going to be a Sandman comic released in Poland I went and bought it... I've searched for more about Neil and bought his books: first Neverwhere and American God's, later Coraline, now borrowed Good Omens and still want to buy one (for me it's one of that books you must have in your private library). Still collecting Sandman (best novel - Season of Mists).
"Hello Darkness, my old friend... I see that you came to visit me again..."
I discovered Neil through Tori. I've been a Tori fan for 10 years and wondered about this "neil" who was mentioned time to time in her songs. My husband bought me a Sandman graphic novel and I was hooked. I try to read Neil during the summer because I'm too busy during the school year.
I like the word 'indolence'. It makes my laziness seem classy
Coraline was the first book I read by Neil, a little after it came out. I loved it and I had never heard of the author before so I kept it in mind. Then about a year later, I came across his books in a store was like, hey! that name's familiar, I think he wrote that Coraline thing. So I picked up Neverwhere, read the the back cover, bought it in and fell in love at once. Now I've read more of his books and yes, he is a genius.
"Writers are liars my dear, surely you know that by now?" -Neil Gaiman
"Everything is but a dream within a dream" -Edgar Allen Poe
i wish i had read his stuff earlier. ive been collecting comics for about ten years, and i just got into gaiman with 1602 #1. when number five came out, i was introduced to the sandman, online. then i bought the 'preludes and nocturns' graphic novel.
|the original crazy ratbastard|
I discovered him rumaging through my garbage bin back in '88.
Quickly, I gave chase. The pursuit led to a littered, deadend alleyway, where he picked up a wire hanger and, with a speed rarely seen in an opponent, fashioned it into a crude fencing foil. Desperately, and in an attempt to match, I reached for a discarded attenna from early '70's model Pinto that was laying nearby.
Then a parry.
It continued for an hour or so.
Finally, I noticed his weakness. He was continually attempting to read and critique articles and interviews in the disposed periodicals surrounding us.
"Look," I screamed,"Gore Vidal talks to Playboy!" And I moved to finish him.
But suddenly, we were paused.
From over hills came the horns. Signaling to us the approach of the 7th Calvary.
It was very dramatic and I don't speak of it often (the 7th Calvary took my wallet).This message has been edited. Last edited by: Lawerence McWhiskeyson,
"Witches. Flying monkeys. I's never goin' take PCP again."
When I guess it was about 1996 and a friend lent me neverwhere. I was enthralled with and and wanted more it wasn't untill I got home and started talking about the book that my roommate said he had some of his comics but never red any of the intros or anything so didn't realize he was a fiction writer as well. basically we traded and in a few weeks a finished all the sandman stuff he had.
|Sittin' at the dock of the Bayeaux Tapestry|
For me it was Good Omens, as I was into Pratchett. My next book was American Gods on someone's recommendation.
To be honest I haven't had the time/money to read any other novels from anyone for quite a while, but hopefully that will change in a few months' time.
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong" - H. L. Mencken
Stardust....I read and absolutely loved Stardust. I loved it so much I didn't dare read anything else by Neil until American Gods was published. Then I saw American Gods at Barnes and Noble under the 'local authors' section, remembered the name, and decided it was time to see if his other works were as good as Stardust. They were, they are. For someone who reads three or four books a week in many different genres, I'd say it's a pretty big deal for me to say that my favorite author is, without hesitation, Neil Gaiman.
try it, you'll like it--www.theautumns.com
Ramadan, Sandman #50. After reading that I bought the previous 6 tpb and read them in a weekend and started buying Sandman on the shelf. It was hard to wait a month when I got the first 50 issues in a weekend. I slowly bought all the individual back issues. I picked up Angels and Visitations and any other Gaiman book I could track down. Good Omens, then Neverwhere (including renting a taped VHS of the BBC tv series), Stardust graphic novel then the book and American Gods.
My latest goal is completing my Miracleman collection. I only need #11 at this point and then I can read Alan Moore and Neil's wonderful Kimota stoies.
I'm alright. Don't nobody worry bout me.
I fell into the genius of Neil when I befriended a local Story Teller and childrens' author (Joe Theroux -- JoeTheroux.com). He had mentioned Gaiman before, and referenced this site many times on the site that I was doing for Joe. Finally, I made the effort last year and bought American Gods, Coraline, and Neverwhere off of Half.com for pretty cheap. It took me a while to start reading any of them, as I was always finding other things to do... But, I was on a plane, flying to Ft. Meyers, Florida, cracked American Gods open not knowing what to expect (I actually bought it thinking that it was some sort of reference novel about theology) ... and I was sucked in.
Since then, I've read Neverwhere, Coraline, Smoke and Mirrors, and I've been reading Good Omens (With Terry Pratchett).
I do believe, up to this point, that American Gods is my favorite, but I absolutely love Good Omens, as well.
I haven't started in on the Sandman, yet.
My sister got me the "Sandman: Book of Dreams", for my birthday... But I'd rather read the actual novels before reading that one. They do sound good.
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