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.
If you never outgrew fairytales, with adventures, witches and dragons, magical houses walking on chicken legs and magical eggs that refuse to hatch, of rich children and poor children enduring great trials together- if you have never gotten enough of these stories, they live again in this book
Beautifully told with all the interior skepticism and walls I myself have. Heard on a day I truly needed it.
Its easy to forget what a great writer he was till you read the short stories. I find the last two a little thin. He isn't as good at the short more fanciful ones more appropriate for the Twilight Zone. But maybe in their day they were amusing. But the rest are enjoyable. Very entertaining.
Hilarious even if all the accents are British. Forest GumpJames Bond explosives expert with more than nine lives. Do not read if politics and arms races irritate you so much you can't laugh at the hilarity of the situations, do not read. But if you have no sacred cows, this is the book for you. Mild cursing, mild violent encounters, no sex or nudity.
Ending was great but the investigation part was slow and tedious. Could have used editing to make the middle better paced with hooks from chapter to chapter. Bi almost gave up twice, but the ending was worth it.
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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