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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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Benzene Dreams
Charlie Gilmour - Jul 09, 2020
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This is a story about birds and fathers.About the young magpie that fell from its nest in a Bermondsey junkyard into Charlie Gilmour's life - and swiftly changed it. Demanding worms around the clock, riffling through his wallet, sharing his baths and roosting in his hair...About the jackdaw kept at a Cornish stately home by Heathcote Williams, anar...
Neil Gaiman
Mar 15, 2021
An absolutely marvelous book.      source
Making Comics
Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels
Scott Mccloud - Sep 05, 2006
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"Magnificent! The best how-to manual ever published." — Kevin Kelly, Cool ToolsScott McCloud tore down the wall between high and low culture in 1993 with Understanding Comics, a massive comic book about comics, linking the medium to such diverse fields as media theory, movie criticism, and web design. In Reinventing Comics, McCloud took this to the...
Neil Gaiman
Feb 14, 2021
Always recommend these books.      source
Reinventing Comics
The Evolution of an Art Form
Scott McCloud - Jul 25, 2000
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In 1993, Scott McCloud tore down the wall between high and low culture with the acclaimed international hit Understanding Comics, a massive comic book that explored the inner workings of the worlds most misunderstood art form. Now, McCloud takes comics to the next level, charting twelve different revolutions in how comics are created, read, and pre...
Neil Gaiman
Feb 14, 2021
Always recommend these books.      source
Understanding Comics
The Invisible Art
Scott McCloud - Apr 27, 1994 (first published in 1993)
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The bestselling international classic on storytelling and visual communication"You must read this book." — Neil GaimanPraised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner, Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics is a seminal examination of comics art: its rich history, surprising technical compon...
Neil Gaiman
Feb 14, 2021
Always recommend these books.      source
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Climbers
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A young man seeks to get a grip on his life by taking up rock-climbing. He hopes that by engaging with the hard realities of the rock and the fall he can grasp what is important about life. But as he is drawn into the obsessive world of climbing he learns that taking things to the edge comes with its own price.Retreating from his failed marriage to...
Neil Gaiman
Jan 23, 2021
Climbers remains one of my favourite books. I’m still not convinced it’s not a fantasy novel. But I’m also not entirely convinced that it is. Whatever it is, it’s beautiful and moving and remarkable.      source
Julia's House Moves On
Ben Hatke - Sep 29, 2020
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Julia's house is restless.Julia and her family of lost creatures are ready to move on. But where will they go? And how will they get there?Don’t worry—Julia has a plan for that! Julia always has a plan. But when Julia's plans all fail...What's left for her?Julia and her house full of fantastic friends are back for another sweet adventure from #1 Ne...
Neil Gaiman
Dec 17, 2020
I loved the first Julián book, and I loved the first @BenHatke Julia's House book. Ash (and @amandapalmer and I) will be happy to know there's more on the way.      source
Julián Is a Mermaid
Jessica Love - Apr 23, 2018
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In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car...
Neil Gaiman
Dec 17, 2020
I loved the first Julián book, and I loved the first @BenHatke Julia's House book. Ash (and @amandapalmer and I) will be happy to know there's more on the way.      source
Bizarre Romance
Audrey Niffenegger - Mar 20, 2018
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Internationally bestselling author of The Time Travelers Wife, Audrey Niffenegger, and graphic artist Eddie Campbell, of such seminal works as From Hell by Alan Moore, collaborate on a wonderfully bizarre collection that celebrates and satirizes love of all kinds. With 16 different stories told through illustrated prose or comic panels, the couple ...
Neil Gaiman
Dec 07, 2020
It's a wonderful book!      source
A Velocity of Being
Letters to A Young Reader
Maria Popova - Dec 14, 2018
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In these pages, some of today’s most wonderful culture-makers—writers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers—reflect on the joys of reading, how books broaden and deepen human experience, and the ways in which the written word has formed their own character. On the page facing each letter, an illustration by a celebrated illustrator ...
Neil Gaiman
Dec 03, 2020
It's a wonderful book...      source
The Norse Myths
Kevin Crossley-Holland - Jul 12, 1981 (first published in 1980)
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Here are thirty-two classic myths that bring the Viking world vividly to life. The mythic legacy of the Scandinavians includes a cycle of stories filled with magnificent images from pre-Christian Europe. Gods, humans, and monstrous beasts engage in prodigious drinking bouts, contests of strength, greedy schemes for gold, and lusty encounters. The N...
Neil Gaiman
Nov 14, 2020
@anindita_basu My Norse Mythology is good. Penguin book of the Norse myths by Kevin Crossley-Holland is terrific.      source
Dogsbody
Diana Wynne Jones - Apr 12, 2012 (first published in 1975)
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A funny, heartbreaking, stunning book by the legendary Diana Wynne Jones--with an introduction by Neil Gaiman.The Dog Star, Sirius, is tried - and found guilty - by his heavenly peers for a murder he did not commit. His sentence: to live on the planet Earth until he can carry out a seemingly impossible mission - the recovery of a deadly weapon know...
Neil Gaiman
Nov 14, 2020
Anything else by Diana Wynne Jones that's right for older kids. Fire and Hemlock, the Chrestomanci books, Dogsbody, and too many to list...      source
Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones
Conrad's Fate by Diana Wynne Jones
Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones
Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones
The Magicians of Caprona. Diana Wynne Jones by Diana Wynne Jones
Pinhoe Egg by Diana Wynne Jones
Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones
Stone Cage by Nicholas Gray Stuart
The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin
Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise by Katherine Rundell
Wisconsin Death Trip by Michael Lesy
Everybody Died So I Got A Dog by Emily Dean
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Urth of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
Sword & Citadel by Gene Wolfe
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Land of the Green Man by Carolyne Larrington
Bleak House by Gill Tavner
Paco et Mozart by Magali le Huche
Paco et Vivaldi by Magali le Huche
Paco et le rock by Magali le Huche
Paco et le jazz by Magali le Huche
Paco et l'orchestre by Magali le Huche
Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees
Horns by Joe Hill
ALEC by Eddie Campbell
Views by Roger Dean
Archer's Goon by Diana Wynne Jones
Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe