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reviewed The Graveyard Book. May 06, 2013
The Graveyard Book
Once again, with imaginative and narrative skill, Neil Gaiman has created a children's book unlike any other. At once gothic and phantasmagoric, it is still, at heart, a children's story with …
reviewed Coraline (novel). May 06, 2013
Coraline (novel)
Coraline tells the fascinating story of young Coraline Jones, a smart, feisty, curious and adventurous young girl who is somewhat neglected by her workaholic yet loving parents, a young-en who craves …
posted a Quick Tip about The Tragical Comedy or Comical Traged.... July 25, 2011
The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch
The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Mr. Punch is an extraordinarily unique and truly memorable graphic novel written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Dave McKean. The book is truly unforgettable, …
posted a Quick Tip about The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes & Noctu.... July 02, 2011
The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes
Neil Gaiman's first eight issues of The Sandman are collected in this volume collectively known as Preludes & Nocturnes. The stories are a little uneven in tone and quality (a good example being …
posted a Quick Tip about Dustcovers: The Collected Sandman Covers. June 16, 2011
Dustcovers: The Collected Sandmand Covers
Dave Mckean created some great artwork for these covers. The uniqueness of these covers comes from the original idea (at the time, as editor Karen Berger comments) of not featuring Sandman at every cover; …
posted a Quick Tip about Dustcovers: The Collected Sandman Covers. June 15, 2011
Dustcovers: The Collected Sandmand Covers
Dustcovers is an extraordinary (albeit incomplete) collection of Dave McKean's covers for Neil Gaiman's Sandman adult comic book series.      The works presented in this collection …
reviewed Coraline (film). May 02, 2011
Coraline (movie)
Edgier than traditional Disney fare, Lilo and Stitch is easily the best Disney movie of the early 2000's. I'm terribly ill again and I watched this when my mom dug out some old VHS tapes. I absolutely …
posted a Quick Tip about Stardust: Being A Romance Within the .... April 09, 2011
Stardust (novel)
If you've only seen the film, Stardust the book (widely available as both a graphic novel and a novel) is quite different in tone. The story is a creatively dark fantasy adventure for adults …
posted a Quick Tip about Blueberry Girl. April 08, 2011
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Blueberry Girl
Originally conceived as a short poem written for Tori Amos' unborn daughter Tash, Blueberry Girl evolved into a delightful picture book by Neil Gaiman with wonderful illustrations by Charles Vess. …
reviewed Stardust (2007 film). April 05, 2011
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Stardust (Widescreen Edition) (2007)
Let me start by stating that if you watch Stardust the movie hoping that it achieves the aura of Stardust the book, you will be disappointed. That, however, is the fate of most book into movie productions. …
posted a Quick Tip about Stardust (2007 film). April 05, 2011
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Stardust (Widescreen Edition) (2007)
Beautifully filmed, competently acted and wonderfully written and directed by Matthew Vaughn. "Stardust has all the makings a perfect summer fantasy thriller, but it lacks a certain charm and style …
reviewed Coraline (film). March 26, 2011
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Coraline (movie)
   Yes, yes; I know there is a BOOK called Coraline that was the basis of this film.      I have more time to watch a movie than to sit and read, sue me.      …
posted a Quick Tip about Coraline (novel). March 25, 2011
Coraline (novel)
Didn't read the book but loved the movie (I haven't read kids' book sin some time.)
posted a Quick Tip about The Graveyard Book. March 24, 2011
The Graveyard Book
I've always been fond of slightly dark fantasy adventures about children, whether written by Lewis Carroll, Edward Gorey, Roald Dahl, or J.K. Rowling. Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book is certainly …
reviewed Stardust (2007 film). January 31, 2011
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Stardust (Widescreen Edition) (2007)
  You have heard stories like this before, stories of far away lands, magical kingdoms, strange creatures, dashing princes and beautiful princesses but this however is not a story that you have …
reviewed Coraline (film). January 22, 2011
Coraline (movie)
Coraline is in my opinion one of the best kids films of the 2000's and one of the best kids movies I have ever seen. It is made by Henry Selick, the mastermind behind Nightmare Before Christmas and …
posted a Quick Tip about Coraline (film). January 06, 2011
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Coraline (movie)
Neil Gaiman's work becomes adapted to the big screen in gorgeous stop-motion animation. This is a fantastic whimsical story about us being dissatisfied with what we have, and our desires that may …
reviewed The Graveyard Book. November 29, 2010
The Graveyard Book
Once again, with imaginative and narrative skill, Neil Gaiman has created a children's book unlike any other. At once gothic and phantasmagoric, it is still, at heart, a children's story with perhaps …
posted a Quick Tip about Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Pro.... November 28, 2010
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of
The blend of Gaiman's dry wit and Pratchett's zany humor make this book impossible to put down! You've never thought of the Apocalypse playing out in quite this way!
reviewed The Graveyard Book. November 28, 2010
The Graveyard Book
First I want to say how wonderful it was to listen to Neil Gaiman narrate this audio. I love his wry humor and wit, and this book doesn't disappoint.   The Graveyard Book was like a darker …
reviewed Stardust (2007 film). September 24, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Stardust (Widescreen Edition) (2007)
Flying pirate ships and human stars seem like they border on the ridiculous as plot elements, yet they work to create an entertaining fairy tale in Stardust. The movie has an A-list cast and strong acting, …
reviewed The Graveyard Book. August 30, 2010
The Graveyard Book
Pros: Interesting idea.     Cons: Weak storyline.     The Bottom Line: If this were a meal, it would be missing a lot of meat and potatoes.     …
reviewed Neverwhere. August 11, 2010
Neverwhere
   All London office worker Richard Mayhew tried to do that evening was help a damsel in distress, but he got more - way more - than he bargained for. Neil Gaiman has spun another magical mystery …
posted a Quick Tip about Coraline (novel). August 11, 2010
Coraline (novel)
a totally twisted movie the animation and story were so freaking weird i fell in love with it automatically. i read the book after watching the movie and i liked it just as much.
posted a Quick Tip about Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Pro.... August 09, 2010
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of
Enjoyable. Both authors can lampoon and pastiche without necessarily making fun or being irreverent. it's got earnestness and caritas hidden behind the snark. :)
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