Author: Neil Gaiman

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

In the kingdom across the mountains, a spell is spreading.  It started sixty or eighty years ago, when a wicked witch cast a spell on a princess for her name day.  It would not be such a problem, except that the sleep is spreading beyond the castle and closer and closer to the neighboring kingdom.  At a mile or two a day, the plague will soon capture them all. The queen has no intention of allowing her kingdom to fall asleep, and so she delays her wedding and sets off with three dwarves to find the source of the curse […]

Posted October 11, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is remarkably good at creepy-crawly stories.  He writes worlds that you are curious about, but perhaps don’t want to live in (but maybe you do, just a little).  I read The Graveyard Book last year and it was amazing.  In reaching for another of Gaiman’s childrens books, I was hoping for the same.  I know lots of people who love Coraline, and I wanted to be one of those people too.  However, with Neil Gaiman I tread carefully, because his books are very hit-or-miss for me. Coraline… was somewhere in the middle. There are moments in this book that really […]

Posted June 22, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

I wasn’t really sure what to think going into The Graveyard Book, and when it began with a baby sliding down the stairs in the dark, I was BORED.  Then I gave it another couple of chapters and there were Scarlett and the Sleer, and I was hooked!  I’m so glad I’ve finally come across another Neil Gaiman book that I really enjoy. Characters ❤︎ Bod is the most likable character I’ve seen in a while.  Not likable like Sorina in Daughter of the Burning City or Percy in The Lightning Thief… likable in that:  if you met him on the street, […]

Posted August 7, 2017 in Reviews // 7 Comments //
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

This is probably my second favorite book by Neil Gaiman. That doesn’t say much, as I have difficulty getting through his books.  His writing style doesn’t appeal to me – too slow-paced for my liking – but his imagination is incredible.  He is the purveyor of faerie tales, most darker than we would like, but they seem to root themselves into the world like inherent truths long forgotten.  It’s that mystique that keeps me going back to Gaiman’s work.  Ocean is not at all lacking in that regard. The Hempstocks are as alive and well and incredible as Yvaine or […]

Posted February 7, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //