“Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances” by Neil Gaiman

Trigger Warning is a new collection of short stories (and a handful of poems) by Neil Gaiman, an author much loved for his ability to craft worlds that are breathtaking and disturbing.  I’ve read many of Gaiman’s previous books, and so was delighted to hear that he was releasing another collection of stories.  While I’veRead more

“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman’s latest novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, opens as the narrator returns to his childhood home for a funeral.  He slips away from the crowd and is visited by memories of the past.  When the narrator was a child, his parents struggled with money, and took in a boarder whoRead more

The Graveyard Book Readalong, Part I

Hey everyone!  Welcome to this week’s discussion of the first part of Neil Gaiman’s “The Graveyard Book.” For anyone just joining in, the readalong is hosted by Carl over at Stainless Steel Droppings.  Links to other people’s thoughts can be found here. Oh, and from this point onward there will be major plot spoilers fromRead more

“Neverwhere” by Neil Gaiman

During the past month I’ve been participating in a groupread of “Neverwhere” by Neil Gaiman.  This is a brief spoiler-free review for those of you who are curious about the book and haven’t read it.  For a more in-depth discussion, see: Neverwhere Readalong, Part I Neverwhere Readalong, Part II Neverwhere Groupread, The Conclusion “Neverwhere” is an urban fantasyRead more

Neverwhere Groupread, The Conclusion

I’m late posting this because I’ve been at BEA all week.  Many thanks to Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings for hosting this groupread!  I’d heard many good things about Neverwhere before reading it, but never expected to be introduced to such a creepy/whimsical/wonderful new world! Rather than following specific questions this week, we decided toRead more

“Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders” by Neil Gaiman

Over the past two months, I’ve been participating in a groupread of Neil Gaiman’s “Fragile Things,” as a part of the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge, hosted by Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings.  For those of you who haven’t been following along, this is a spoiler-free review of the book. This book was the first timeRead more