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Harlequin Valentine by Neil Gaiman

Harlequin Valentine by Neil Gaiman - Horror - Graphic Novel

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  • Jun 22, 2010
Haunting story. I was lucky to hear Neil Gaiman read this in person... and whenever I read it I remember the way he read it, putting emphasis on this word or that...a pause here or there. Like most of Gaiman's other short stories, its sometimes the shortest stories that stay with you the longest.
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Harlequin Valentine by Neil Gaiman
Based on the old mime shows, Gaimen has written a fickle and fun tale of love and hearts given freely; of yearning for the affection we all crave, and how we are sometimes oblivious to those who love us the most. Told in the first person by Harlequin himself, he leads us through the giving of his heart, literally, to his beloved Columbine. Dancing across the pages, flitting through the city as he follows Missy, meeting up with his modern day cast of characters: Columbine, Peirrot, the Doctor, Pulcinella, …
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I am a quirky girl making my awkward way through life. Sometimes stumbling or stuck along the way but always looking for things to make me smile and laugh. I don't want to grow up ~although when I … more
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In this modern hardcover retelling of a classic "commedia dell'arte legend of tomfoolery and hopeless, fawning love, creators Neil Gaiman ("Sandman) and John Bolton ("Manbat) update the relationship of Harlequin and Columbine. A buffoon burdened with a brimming heart, Harlequin chases his sensible, oblivious Columbine around the city streets, having given his heart freely. Consumed with love, the impulsive clown sees his heart dragged about town, with a charming surprise to bend the tale in a modern direction.

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Neil Gaiman is an acclaimed novelist and writer of comics, short stories, screen and teleplays. He wrote all 75 issues of DC's groundbreaking Sandman series, an epic meditation on myths and storytelling. His other comics work includes Books of Magic, Death, Signal to Noise, and Mr. Punch. He created the BBC's hit television series Neverwhere, soon to be a major motion picture. With the publication of the best-selling Neverwhere novel, Gaiman made the leap from graphic visionary to literary novelist. His other books include Smoke and Mirrors, Stardust, and Good Omens with Terry Pratchett. In 1999, he wrote the English-language script for the anime blockbuster Princess Mononoke and returned to Sandman with the new graphic novel The Dreamhunters. He received the 1997 Defender of Liberty Award from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for his constant support of free expression in comics. The Dictionary of Literary Biography lists him along...
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ISBN-10: 156971620X
ISBN-13: 978-1569716205
Author: Neil Gaiman
Genre: Horror, Graphic Novel
Publisher: Dark Horse (January 2002)
Date Published: (January 2002)
Format: Hardcover: 40 pages, Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 6.8 x 0.3 inches
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