Friday, May 21, 2010

Author Update - Neil Gaiman

So, how many of you haven't read Neil Gaiman yet?
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, WitchIf you still have not picked any one of his bestsellers to read, you should! The award-winning novels Stardust, Anansi Boys, Amercian Gods or his fantastic graphic novel series The Sandman should be on the top of your reading list. (Thanks Pi, for introducing the graphic novels to me all those years ago!)

He is known for brilliant anthologies too - His "Fragile Things", "Smoke and Mirrors" were so good I just had to buy the dead-tree versions..ebooks/library-borrowed didn't suffice. He also co-wrote the hilarious "Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch" with Terry Pratchett. enuf said.

Stories: All-New TalesGaiman has a new book out, called "Stories""The joy of fiction is the joy of the imagination. . . ."

 'Stories' is a collection of all new works, by some really big names - Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club), Diana Wynne Jones, Jeffrey Deaver, Jodi Picoult stood out in the list.
Check out their entry criteria:
"We wanted to read stories that used a lightning-flash of magic as a way of showing us something we have already seen a thousand times as if we have never seen it at all."

How amazing does that sound? Clearly, this anthology will transcend boundaries. This is going to be a book that just uses Fantasy as a medium to tell a great tale, be it horror, love, mystery, supernatural, across genres.
Can't wait to get a copy for myself..
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  1. hey hey deepali! got your blogspot link off rohit's fb status and i just had to comment on neil gaiman...i actually met him when he came to singapore for a book signing and he signed my copy of good omens :D managed to take a picture with him too!
    excellent blog and i love the fantasy genre as well (although i wish i read more). i'll be visiting often!

  2. oh my god! You met him?? Wow :) That's fantastic!
    I love that you have a copy of Good Omens, and thanks for checking out my blog!

  3. yep :D i'll send over the pic via fb sometime soon!

  4. My favorite book by Neil Gaiman is Neverwhere -- it is absolutely brilliant. Richard Mayhew is an ordinary guy living an ordinary life in the London we know -- London Above. That is until he encounters and helps a mysterious young woman called Door, a citizen of London Below.

    Suddenly, Richard's life is turned upside down as he begins not to exist any longer in London Above. No one remembers him, not even his girlfriend or boss and the only way he can think to get his life back is to travel to London Below, find Door and demand she help him.

    However, Door was injured for a reason, someone wants her dead and they've hired the absolute best assassins in the book -- the immortal Mr. Croup and Mr. Vandemar. And they will stop at nothing, tear through anybody, to get her.


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