It's also supposed to be a very sexy book. :) I've had it on my shelf for years. I bought it and Neverwhere long before I was given American Gods. Weird that I haven't tackled him before now.
Originally Posted by Lucy
Oh, and BTW, I was surprised at the conclusion of Gods, too. :nod
Sexy? Hmm, maybe. Now that you mention it, there has been one such scene so far. :laugh Ok, people, I take it back, it's NOT like a children's story. :laugh
I, too, am surprised I never came across him before. Thanks, Forters, for recommending Neil Gaiman. :yay
Yardgnome, I'm putting this on my list of books to read. I can't keep up with all the great recommendations! I just joined another book club and Gaiman's Coraline is on the way.
Originally Posted by yardgnome77
I've read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. I'm always interested in books that have local flavor to them - a true crime story with the mystique of Savannah thrown in. It was on the bestseller list for three years I believe. Well, it was popular. :lol The author was pretty intriguing, too. He wrote himself into the book but was unobtrusive... It was memorable.
I have almost finished reading Treasure Island. The copy I have is one I found at the thrift store, and it has some of the color illustrations, so it has been helpful to imagine the scenes in the story. I had started it a few weeks ago, but I've had more time to read lately. I also checked out a video about the golden age of pirates and bucaneers, so the two have been an interesting combo.
I can't remember if I had read this story as a kid. I know I saw the Disney film years ago. If you like stories about sailing or pirates, you will enjoy this book at any age. :)
I loved Stardust. Neverwhere is more like American Gods, with an adult male narrator and in a contemporary setting. Apparently a Neverwhere movie was made...it's available on Amazon, but I think I want to read give the book another read before I watch the movie. Neverwhere and American Gods remind me quite a bit of Clive Barker's fantasy work (maybe because they're both British?), but minus the gore that you get with Barker.
Originally Posted by Lucy
AJ, I just finished Stardust, and I really enjoyed it, too. And then I went out and got Neverwhere and Coraline. :up
Reading: Pyramids by: Terry Pratchett.
Writing: Pandora's Resurgence Trilogy (Part of my Warthian Chronicles Series), and The Encyclopedia of Warth: An Author's Guide to the World of Warth.
Getting reacquainted with Dickens (Oliver Twist, Pickwick Papers) and Hugo (Les Miserables). Soooo good. Forget about the moderns. Give me the good old stuff. :nod
Also dipping a little into the Chem text for fall. *shudder* Utterly unpalatable.
Just got...The Curious Incident of the dog in the Nighttime by Haddon
I've got a stack going - I'm not reading them all at once, of course, but this is what I'm working my way through for the next few weeks:
The Shipping News (still, sadly)
The Red Tent
On The Road
The Pilot's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Last Girls
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