I would have purchased this just for Chapter two, which is the author's account of how he fell in love with comics and writing, and the whole process of dealing with Fanzines which payed nothing and would often go out of publication before even publishing one copy - and not returning his manuscripts.
It's great to listen to these early stories, while also reading the Game of Thrones and it's following books - to see just how far he has come.
Good to give to the early writer of fantasy fiction, sci-fi, or horror. It will help them continue on through the hard parts. It encourages me, and I'm already 51.
The best in adventure entertainment I've listened to for awhile. I love Gaiman's reading of his own book. He does all of the voices very well. Not for those who are offended by bad language, but otherwise, good for those high-school and up. (I would have read this by the fifth or sixth grade, even with the mature subject matter in places.)
Gaiman, if I were younger than you, I'd definitely have a crush on you. Since I am much older, I'd consider it a terrible fondness. And I do mean terrible.
I won't go that far - I don't want to be slammed with mail putting me in my place. I've only watched Macbeth twice, but I listened to this from beginning to end, with many pauses to copy a phrase. This novel also shows a lot of the background that would have affected things so that they came out the way they did, or how one choice after another kept the destination coming to it's end, which only seems inevitable from our glance backwards, as if we are doing any better. History is such a bloody, bloody sport. Even the good perish at the hands of their best friends.
Love the witches. The author had to do a lot of research for this. They were easy to picture as real people, with unnerving powers, or the unnerving ability to make others to believe in their powers to their own doom. True sociopaths with the magic of a sociopath. I can feel their fingers in the pie of things, even now.
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