Another post about Neil Gaiman.
I am a fan of his, based largely on his comic book work, and have been getting into his writings recently. I’ve just finished reading this collection of short stories, short fictions and poems, which vary from pastiche to homage, horrific to magical, enchanting to mystifying. They are all very readable; amusing, entertaining and diverting, peopled with lost souls, dark characters, and mysterious individuals. Many stories have a cinematic feel to them, a very visual quality, and one can easily imagine them as films or graphic novels.
It is interesting to read in the introduction the inspiration and development of the ideas behind most of the contents. It gives an insight into his motivation and creative process.
Visit his interesting and rich website and blog. http://www.neilgaiman.com/
Recommended as a good read, with some interesting twists and turns in the plots. These tales of loss and danger, of the fragile lives and unexpected events are well worth reading.