Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Binge Reading

I finished my first Neil Gaiman book about two weeks ago. Yes, I have apparently been under a rock for the past few years because how did I miss this? I read American Gods and was amazed at the originality of the story. It goes everywhere, and all at once. After finishing it, I ran to the library to find more Gaiman in time for Dewey's Read-a-Thon. I came away with The Graveyard Book and was not disappointed. I loved the tale of the orphan raised by ghosts and a mysterious guardian in a graveyard. It was magical, wonderful and full of quirky characters as befits a graveyard. I love it and may have it buried with me when I die.

Once again I dashed back to the library and came away with Anansi Boys, Stardust and Coraline. Does anyone else read this way? If one book is good then the next 12 will be better!

2 comments:

Laza said...

I am so like that. Once I find a great writer, I just can't control myself! I'm working in Interworld right now, which he cowrote.

I liked Good Omens as well, which he cowrote with Terry Pratchett.

Check out the Dream King Challenge Blog, on one of the first posts she lists all the works he's been involved in.

Anonymous said...

I had a very similar experience. I picked up American Gods from a bookstore display. I'd never heard of it but the first few lines sucked me right in, and after I finished it I had to run out and get more. I've been a big fan ever since! American Gods is still my favorite but Neverwhere is a close second, and really everything he writes is great.