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Neil Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, audio theatre, and films. His works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.
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The Gormenghast Novels
Mervyn Peake - 1998-02-05 (first published in 1950)
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Enter the magical world of Gormenghast - a place of bizarre creatures, doomed lords, and emergent heroes. The Gormenghast Novels are a fantasy classic, rivaled only by Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. The story centers on Titus Groan, the seventy-seventh Earl who stands to inherit the grand Gormenghast Castle and its kingdom, if only conniving Steerpike doesn't take control first. Full of lush, vivid detail, this world is brought to life with Peake's own illustrations. Featuring introductory essays by Anthony Burgess and Quentin Crisp, this book is a must-read for any fantasy fan.
Neil Gaiman
It's an astonishingly beautiful trilogy of books.      source
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Astro Teller
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Eliot's Book of Bookish Lists
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Eliot's Book of Bookish Lists is a unique and delightful compilation of hundreds of bookish lists by author, editor, and insatiable bookworm Henry Eliot. From tragic Greek tragedies to literary fart jokes, this eclectic and beautifully presented book features nuggets of trivia and recommendations that will delight, inspire, and surprise anyone who loves reading. Discover the history of Uranus' Shakespearean moons, the names of George Orwell's pets, and much more - this book is truly an essential gift for book-lovers.
Neil Gaiman
I loved this so much. Lists for bookish folk, filled with things I had not known or dreamed:      source
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Little, Big
John Crowley - 2006-10-17 (first published in 1981)
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"Little, Big" by John Crowley is an enchanting tale about a man named Smoky Barnable who journeys to Edgewood to fulfill a prophetic marriage to Daily Alice Drinkwater. Set in a magical otherworld, the story follows the lives of four generations of the unique Drinkwater family as they inhabit a house that is many houses. With themes of love, loss, destiny, and wonder, this epic novel is a captivating read for fans of fantasy and magical realism.
Neil Gaiman
You can still order one of the trade editions of Little, Big. It’s one of the most beautiful books I’ve held. It’s the most readable edition of this classic and important book ever published. There are a few hundred left and then they will be gone. They ship in January.      source
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Eat Your Mind
The Radical Life and Work of Kathy Acker
Jason McBride - 2022-11-29
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Discover the life and work of one of the most original and controversial figures in 20th-century American literature in Eat Your Mind. This authorized biography of experimental novelist Kathy Acker is a feat of literary biography, drawing on exclusive interviews with hundreds of Acker’s intimates, journals, correspondence, and early drafts of her work. Acker wrote obsessively about the treachery of love, the limitations of language, and the possibility of revolution, collaging together texts stolen from other writers with her own diaries, sexual fantasies, and blunt political critiques. A must-read for those interested in important conversations about gender, sex, capitalism, and colonialism.
Neil Gaiman
The City Lights tribute is this evening. The book by @jasonmcbride68 is wonderful, byt the way.      source
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All the Living and the Dead
From Embalmers to Executioners, an Exploration of the People Who Have Made Death Their Life's Work
Hayley Campbell - 2022-08-16
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Explore the taboo subject of death and the individuals who work in the death industry including morticians, detectives, crime scene cleaners, embalmers, and executioners. Journalist Hayley Campbell uncovers insights and stories from death experts and challenges the fear and avoidance surrounding death. Delve into this cultural critique that combines interviews, memoir, history, and philosophy to understand the psychology of Western death.
Neil Gaiman
Thrilled to see @hayleycampbell's beautiful dark-light book about Death and the people who make it their lives, ALL THE LIVING AND THE DEAD is out in the US. #Allthelivingandthedead      source
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John Scalzi
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The Sandman Book One
Neil Gaiman - 2022-04-12
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This graphic novel series, considered a masterpiece by author Neil Gaiman, seamlessly blends modern and ancient mythology to create an unforgettable story. The Sandman Book One is a collection of issues #1-20 that introduces readers to the world of the Dream King. Highly acclaimed and beloved by fans, this is a must-read for anyone looking for a new adventure.
Neil Gaiman
@SimonDegan Books 1-4 is the best. and the recommendations.      source
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Trieste And The Meaning Of Nowhere
Jan Morris - 2002-09-05 (first published in 2001)
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Discover the allure of Trieste through Jan Morris' lyrical travelogue. Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere dives deep into the city's moodiness, history, and famous visitors like James Joyce and Sigmund Freud. With eloquent storytelling, Morris weaves together her own life experiences and reflections on cities, seas, and empires. This book is not just a cultural history, but also a poignant farewell to a beloved city.
Neil Gaiman
The only one of Jan Morris's books I ever loved. Such a beautiful book.      source
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Carl Bildt
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Mr. Breakfast
Jonathan Carroll - 2023-01-17 (first published in 2019)
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A failed comedian gets stuck in a small town and decides to get a tattoo, not realizing it would give him the power to move between parallel universes, leading to three versions of his life colliding. A witty and thought-provoking read, expertly crafted by Jonathan Carroll.
Neil Gaiman
It's out? Hurrah! MR BREAKFAST, by @JSCarroll is such a wonderful book, of which someone said it was “A beautiful, brilliant, meditation on art, love, inspiration and what makes life worthwhile.” Actually it was me that said that. I meant it too. Please read it.      source
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Wordless Books
The Original Graphic Novels
David A. Beronä - 2008-05-01
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Explore the fascinating world of early 20th century "wordless books" - stories told through black and white woodcuts, without any text. Discover how this short-lived but influential genre impacted the development of comic art, particularly contemporary graphic novels for adults. Scholar David A. Beronä delves into the history and art of the pioneers of woodcut novels, showcasing powerful and iconic images that are as relevant today as they were in their time. This scholarly work is a significant addition to the field of comics and comics history.
Neil Gaiman
@kiptw @richardthewatts And Franz Masereel and the others. Yes. There are some good books out there -- is an excellent book on some of the books without words of the early 20th c.      source
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The Black Ridge
Amongst the Cuillin of Skye
Simon Ingram - 2021-08-19
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Explore the mystery and danger of Scotland's Cuillin mountain range, the toughest expedition in the British Isles. This book leads readers on an adventure through its violent birth, the daring exploits of its pioneers, and the allure that keeps adventurers coming back. From treacherous peaks named after their intrepid conquerors, to tales of myths and monsters, this mountain range continues to captivate and challenge climbers from around the world.
Neil Gaiman
One of my favourite books of last year. It felt like it was written for me.      source
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