Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The book will be published on February 3, 2015, and is available to pre-order on Amazon. There are still things that profoundly upset me when I encounter them, whether it’s on the web or the word or in the world. They neverContinue reading “Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman”

Re-reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman

My plan was to finish reading this during the R.I.P. Challenge, but these days I suffer from no time. It took me over a month to read the book, but what a month. “Religions are, by definition, metaphors, after all: God is a dream, a hope, a woman, an ironist, a father, a city, aContinue reading “Re-reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman”

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home for a funeral. When he visits the Hempstocks’ farmhouse at the end of the lane and sits at the pond, the smudged memories of his childhood become clear and he knows that the pond is, in fact, an ocean; and he remembers Lettie Hempstock, the girl whoContinue reading “The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman”

Audiobooks vs. ‘the Real Thing’

I never did like the idea of listening to books. At the risk of sounding kind of poetic, let me just say, I like the process that goes on in my head when I read – letting the words sink in, hearing them in my own voice inside my head. Going back and reading thatContinue reading “Audiobooks vs. ‘the Real Thing’”

Mr. Nancy (American Gods)

Someone asked me which my favourite Neil Gaiman book was and I immediately thought of an old man wearing yellow gloves, with a wheezing, cackling laugh and a faint West Indian-ish twang in his voice. Anansi Boys. I am re-reading it right now. We all know Anansi as the trickster Spider-god brought to America byContinue reading “Mr. Nancy (American Gods)”

Stardust on the road!

Starting with this poem, which I’d first read in a Diana Wynne Jones novel, I spent the better part of a fourteen hour journey reading another simply amazing book by Neil Gaiman; Stardust. When I was reading Stardust, I was actually transported back to my childhood. It is a fairy tale for adults, and aContinue reading “Stardust on the road!”

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

“As a rule, Fat Charlie felt embarrassment in his teeth, and in the upper pit of his stomach. If something that even looked like it might be embarrassing was about to happen on his television screen Fat Charlie would leap up and turn it off. If that was not possible, say if other people wereContinue reading “Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman”

Writing about Writing about writing!

Hasn’t every writer written sometime or another, about writing itself. You know, like the art. Like Elmore Leonard, for instance (whom I only know as the guy Stephen King called “the great American writer”), in his Elmore Leonard’s Ten Rules of Writing: Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle (I wasn’t keen onContinue reading “Writing about Writing about writing!”

Teaser Tuesday #5

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give tooContinue reading “Teaser Tuesday #5”

Good Omens – Book Review

It is time for yet another book review! The book in question is Good Omens (The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch) by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. The world is going to end soon; next Saturday, to be precise, right after tea! Anathema Device is a witch. Newton Pulsifer is a witchContinue reading “Good Omens – Book Review”