Friday, 3 January 2014

My Author of the Month

I said on the first of the month I would write out the Good Reads quote.  I receive one of these each day and in a bid to learn more about an author I would print the first one I get each month.The first quote of this year was one by Neil Gaiman.
 I am familiar with this name but haven't read anything by him. I can see he is a current author.

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making're Doing Something. 
Happy New Year! What kind of mistakes are you looking forward to making in 2014?

I know of The Ocean At The End of the Lane and I know of Coraline.  I was not familiar with the Sandman books of which I think there are three.  
 He has won many Awards that can be seen on his Wikpedia page. He writes novels for adults and children and more recently has been doing some Graphic novels.

He's been touring the United States the past couple of months so maybe you have seen him.

Has anyone read him?  What did you think?


  1. Neil Gaiman is an excellent writer. Here's my review of his novel Anansi Boys:

    And here's my review of his children's book Blueberry Girl:

    1. Thanks Bonnie, appreciate this. Will have a look.

  2. The Graveyard book is a very quick read and a rather wonderful re-telling of The Jungle Book, a good place to start if you want to try Gaiman. I have been meaning to get the latest novel and will get around to it soon. His work is rich and rewarding, intertexuality pervades his writing and at heart they are good stories with strong characterisation. I read Neverwhere many years ago and it left a lasting impression, it is an escapist urban fantasy and to this day on trips to London I cannot catch an underground train without thinking of that novel.

    1. Thank you for this information. I will certainly keep an eye out for his things now.

  3. I don't like fantasy books on the whole, so you wouldn't expect me to be a fan of Gaiman (who is a *very* nice man). I did love The Graveyard Book. It's very cheap for the Kindle in the UK, don't know about elsewhere.


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