Neil Gaiman

Moderators: Jason, Toothy, Tonyblack

Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:57 pm

Image
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
User avatar
Who's Wee Dug
Member
 
Posts: 14541
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Stirlingshire, Scotland

Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:48 pm

Neil Gaiman ‏@neilhimself

Writing HBO AMERICAN GODS pilot with @Tordotcom AMERICAN GODS playlist playing to keep me company. http://j.mp/SeMHHC
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

The rest of us are a bit crap.
User avatar
Bouncy Castle
Member
 
Posts: 11955
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:08 pm
Location: London

Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:28 pm

Topping & Company ‏@ToppingsBath

We've been sitting on this for a while, but we can finally announce that we have Neil Gaiman @neilhimself booked to talk on 14th June!

The link for booking places http://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/bath/neil-gaiman/
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

The rest of us are a bit crap.
User avatar
Bouncy Castle
Member
 
Posts: 11955
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:08 pm
Location: London

Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby Antiq » Wed May 01, 2013 10:30 pm

I've read Smoke and Mirrors, American Gods and Good Omens, that's all. That was enough.
I know. I'm the only person on the planet who really does not like Gaiman.
I also don't like it when anyone co-writes with Sir Terry. They dilute him.
Sulks >.>

You know when someone says they don't like something like...say...kittens or ice-cream or sunshine, and you think "my god! what kind of person is that!" I always feel like "that" person when I say I don't like Gaiman :lol:
Carpe Jugulum
User avatar
Antiq
Member
 
Posts: 1216
Joined: Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:46 pm
Location: Ireland

Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed May 01, 2013 10:39 pm

I don't like all his books, just some of them.
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
User avatar
Who's Wee Dug
Member
 
Posts: 14541
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Stirlingshire, Scotland

Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby Antiq » Wed May 01, 2013 10:43 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:I don't like all his books, just some of them.

Well that's a bit of a relief :lol:
Carpe Jugulum
User avatar
Antiq
Member
 
Posts: 1216
Joined: Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:46 pm
Location: Ireland

Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed May 01, 2013 10:47 pm

Well 75% I like, the others I'm not bothered about. :mrgreen:
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
User avatar
Who's Wee Dug
Member
 
Posts: 14541
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Stirlingshire, Scotland

Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu May 02, 2013 9:13 am

I gave up on Neverwhere. Only other one I've read is Good Omens, and I read that at least once a year.

Fabulous book!
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

The rest of us are a bit crap.
User avatar
Bouncy Castle
Member
 
Posts: 11955
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:08 pm
Location: London

Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby pip » Thu May 02, 2013 9:16 am

Graveyard book is still one of the best "all age" books I've read. :D
Well worth a try even if you didn't like some of his other stuff.
'There is no future for e-books, because they are not books. E-books smell like burned fuel.'
Ray Bradbury (RIP)
User avatar
pip
Member
 
Posts: 9378
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:20 am
Location: KILDARE

Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby Tonyblack » Thu May 02, 2013 9:46 am

I enjoyed Graveyard Book, Coraline, American Gods, Stardust, Neverwhere and Anansi Boys. I wasn't too fussed on Smoke and Mirrors though.
"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
User avatar
Tonyblack
Moderator
 
Posts: 28691
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby pip » Thu May 02, 2013 10:02 am

There were one or two good stories in Smoke and Mirrors and in Fragile Things but a few are a bit too much from left field to be honest.
'There is no future for e-books, because they are not books. E-books smell like burned fuel.'
Ray Bradbury (RIP)
User avatar
pip
Member
 
Posts: 9378
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:20 am
Location: KILDARE

Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby Dotsie » Thu May 02, 2013 11:15 am

I liked The Graveyard Book, Coraline, American Gods, Stardust, and Anansi Boys. I didn't like Neverwhere, and I haven't read the others.
What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!
User avatar
Dotsie
Member
 
Posts: 9412
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:07 am

Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby pip » Thu May 02, 2013 11:25 am

Neverwhere is a tad confused as its made the wrong way round, tv first then book. it felt like missing bits were being crammed in . I liked the concept but it doesn't read as well as it should.
'There is no future for e-books, because they are not books. E-books smell like burned fuel.'
Ray Bradbury (RIP)
User avatar
pip
Member
 
Posts: 9378
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:20 am
Location: KILDARE

Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu May 02, 2013 12:22 pm

I did read somewhere there will be a sequel to Odd and the Frost Giants, which was produced for World Book Day in 2008 it was a fun to read little book, I also have The Graveyard Book, American Gods, Stardust, Anansi Boys, Fragile Things and the collection Sandman: the Book of Dreams.
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
User avatar
Who's Wee Dug
Member
 
Posts: 14541
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Stirlingshire, Scotland

Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby pip » Thu May 02, 2013 12:34 pm

I do have a signed slipcased edition of his upcoming book preordered so it better be bloody good. :lol:
Image
'There is no future for e-books, because they are not books. E-books smell like burned fuel.'
Ray Bradbury (RIP)
User avatar
pip
Member
 
Posts: 9378
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:20 am
Location: KILDARE

PreviousNext

Return to Non-Discworld books

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests