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Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:06 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Nah. Not a fan of crowds.

And especially not a crowd of fans. :)
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Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:34 am

Yeah, and Discworld fans at that.

Nutters, the lot of 'em!
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Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby Quatermass » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:00 pm

Prolekult wrote:That's the beauty of being Terry Pratchett, you can steal anything you like and simply call it a parody or an homage :lol:


Not just Terry Pratchett. Ben Aaronovitch once said (regarding a Doctor Who New Adventures novel of his), "I'd like to remind everyone that while talent borrows and genius steals, New Adventure writers get it off the back of a lorry, no questions asked." :lol:
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Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:17 pm

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is available on Kindle for 99p :D
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Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:34 pm

Ta muchly. Clicked that.
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Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:30 pm

Thanks Tony just bought it. :D
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Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby lazecraze » Thu May 22, 2014 6:21 am

Burkshifter wrote:Since Gaiman wrote a book with Terry Pratchett--the marvelous Good Omens--I wonder if people on these boards have read Gaiman's other stuff. American Gods, in particular is my favorite novel.

I read American Gods earlier this year and was drawn straight in. Because I was such a huge Greek Mythology nerd, I recognized a lot of the characters in the beginning but that didn't take away from the book. A lot of it is just so intensely thought provoking, it's easily on my top 50.
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Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby pip » Thu May 22, 2014 7:32 am

Its ne of my favourites as well. The follow on is quite good as well , Anansi Boys .Its more African Mythology so you're less likely to know all the background with a greek myth background :D
There's also a short story called 'Monarch of the Glen' in Smoke and Mirrors which follows Shadow after American Gods
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Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby artrexdenthur » Fri May 30, 2014 3:08 pm

The only stuff I've read from Gaiman so far (watching the beautiful Coraline movie aside) is his fascinating Marvel 1602 series. Found it randomly during a sale on Comixology.com, and it's a really cool short alternate universe series for the Marvel supers (X-Men and all!)
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Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri May 30, 2014 5:43 pm

Welcome to the forum.

Try Neil's collaboration with Terry - Bad Omens.

Very, very funny.
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Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby Tonyblack » Fri May 30, 2014 5:46 pm

Erm . . . Good Omens, perhaps. ;)
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Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri May 30, 2014 6:03 pm

It's the drugs Tony. ;) :lol:
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Re: Neil Gaiman

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri May 30, 2014 6:39 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Erm . . . Good Omens, perhaps. ;)


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