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a hint about my brain

Well it's now a real live blog (well might be ;) )

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Neil Gaiman

For people who have heard of Neil Gaiman, I got a comment on his blog (it's about half way down do a search for Kim Newman) hurray, I do the dance of joy :)

For those of you who haven't and are at all interesting in Fantasical writing or Non-superhero comics you really need to pick up something by him.
On the book front, American Gods, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), Anansi Boys, Neverwhere, and Stardust. (Also a load of really good kids books)
Comics; Black Orchid, Death, 1602 and Sandman (more on Sandman later)
Films & TV; MirrorMask, Stardust and Neverwhere (oh and an episode of Babylon 5 which is better on the second watching several years after watching it the first time).

As promised (or possible warned) Sandman. Sandman is a modern myth, it is, along with Cerebus and most Alan Moore stuff, arguably the most literary comic around. It lasted for 75 issues and is constantly in print in a series of collected editions. Well in a bid to produce a definitive edition (and also rake some more money in) DC has started releasing Absolute Editions. Book 1 has just been released. It collects the first 20 issues (the first 3 or 4 collected books) and is apparently massive.

Anyway if you live in Bermuda, wander into Comic Stop on Front street and ask what Sandman stuff they have, it's very unlikely you'll be disappointed (unless they don't have any).

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