Posts Tagged: Neil Gaiman

First lines: Fragile Things

Fragile Things is another collection of short stories and poetry by Neil Gaiman. And just like in Smoke and Mirrors, the poetry didn’t do much for me. But as they’re a free bonus to the stories and I don’t have to read them, no big deal. But most of the stories were as wonderful as… Read more »

First lines: Coraline

Neil Gaiman’s Coraline, soon to be a major stop-motion picture, is the story about a little girl who finds a world, slightly different from her own. There, she’s trapped by her ‘other’ mother (who has sown-on buttons for eyes) and she has to use all her cunning and bravery to get herself out of that… Read more »

First lines: The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman is rapidly becoming one of my favorite authors. At the moment, it looks like he’s going to take two spots in my annual favorite book top five. And it’s very likely that his latest one, The Graveyard Book, will take take the top spot. It’s just that good. The book opens with the… Read more »

First lines: Stardust

One Wednesday night last October, I had some free time on my hands. ‘Twas the night before my holiday in the south of France, and I didn’t feel like sitting at home. So I went to the cinema to see Stardust. As with most movies I really like, the reviews were lukewarm at best, and… Read more »

First Lines: Smoke & Mirrors

Although this theory has enormous gaps in it, I think that, most of the time, ‘best of’ albums are a good way of getting introduced to an artist, especially if that artist has a large back catalog. Taking an uninformed plunge into an artists repertoire can result in picking that one awful record, and stop… Read more »