Hot Best Seller

The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction

Availability: Ready to download

An outstanding array—52 pieces in all—of selected fiction from the multiple-award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, curated by his readers around the world, and introduced with a foreword by Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James Spanning Gaiman’s career to date, The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction is a captivating collection from one of the An outstanding array—52 pieces in all—of selected fiction from the multiple-award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, curated by his readers around the world, and introduced with a foreword by Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James Spanning Gaiman’s career to date, The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction is a captivating collection from one of the world’s most beloved writers, chosen by those who know his work best: his devoted readers.  A brilliant representation of Gaiman's groundbreaking, entrancing, endlessly imaginative fiction, this captivating volume includes excerpts from each of his five novels for adults —Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Anansi Boys, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane—and nearly fifty of his short stories.  Impressive in its depth and range, The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction is both an entryway to Gaiman’s oeuvre and a literary trove Gaiman fans old and new will return to many times over.


Compare

An outstanding array—52 pieces in all—of selected fiction from the multiple-award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, curated by his readers around the world, and introduced with a foreword by Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James Spanning Gaiman’s career to date, The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction is a captivating collection from one of the An outstanding array—52 pieces in all—of selected fiction from the multiple-award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, curated by his readers around the world, and introduced with a foreword by Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James Spanning Gaiman’s career to date, The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction is a captivating collection from one of the world’s most beloved writers, chosen by those who know his work best: his devoted readers.  A brilliant representation of Gaiman's groundbreaking, entrancing, endlessly imaginative fiction, this captivating volume includes excerpts from each of his five novels for adults —Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Anansi Boys, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane—and nearly fifty of his short stories.  Impressive in its depth and range, The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction is both an entryway to Gaiman’s oeuvre and a literary trove Gaiman fans old and new will return to many times over.

30 review for The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lori

    There’s more. Toni Morrison once wrote that Tolstoy could never have known that he was writing for a black girl in Lorraine, Ohio. Neil could never have known that he was writing for a confused Jamaican kid who, without even knowing it, was still staggering from centuries of erasure of his own gods and monsters. Sure, myths were religions once, but they are at the core of a people’s and a nation’s identity. So, when I saw Anansi, on the other side of erasure, responding to being rubbed out an There’s more. Toni Morrison once wrote that Tolstoy could never have known that he was writing for a black girl in Lorraine, Ohio. Neil could never have known that he was writing for a confused Jamaican kid who, without even knowing it, was still staggering from centuries of erasure of his own gods and monsters. Sure, myths were religions once, but they are at the core of a people’s and a nation’s identity. So, when I saw Anansi, on the other side of erasure, responding to being rubbed out and forgotten, I found myself wondering who the hell was this man from the UK who just restored our story. I understood what being taken away from out myths meant for me, but I had never considered what it meant for the myth. —Marlon James from the introductory forward of The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction It’s a revisit with old friends or more like a visit with an image caught when you knew them because they haven’t changed. All but one story, “Monkey and the Lady,” readers selected on an Internet poll. So, familiar to long time readers or a good introduction for new ones. ************************************ Generously provided by:

  2. 5 out of 5

    luce

    | | blog | tumblr | ko-fi | | The Neil Gaiman Reader showcases Gaiman's range as an author. Gaiman moves between genres and tones like no other. From funny fairy-talesque stories to more ambiguous narratives with dystopian or horror elements. While I have read most of his novels and a few of his novellas I hadn't really 'sunk' my teeth in his short stories. The ones that appear in this collection have been selected by his own fans, and are presented in chronological order. While it was interest | | blog | tumblr | ko-fi | | The Neil Gaiman Reader showcases Gaiman's range as an author. Gaiman moves between genres and tones like no other. From funny fairy-talesque stories to more ambiguous narratives with dystopian or horror elements. While I have read most of his novels and a few of his novellas I hadn't really 'sunk' my teeth in his short stories. The ones that appear in this collection have been selected by his own fans, and are presented in chronological order. While it was interesting to see the way his writing developed I did not prefer his newer stuff to his older one. In fact, some of my favorite of his stories are the ones from the 80s and 90s. Even then his writing demonstrates both humor and creativity. Some of the stories collected here read like morality tales while others offer more perplexing messages. Many of his stories revolve around the act of storytelling or have a story-within-story structure. At times he retells old classics, such as Sleeping Beauty, while other times he offers his own take on Cthulhu, Sherlock Holmes, and even Doctor Who. A few favorites of mine were: 'Chivalry', 'Murder Mysteries', 'The Goldfish and Other Stories', 'The Wedding Present', and 'October in the Chair'. If you are a Gaiman fan and, like me, have not read many of his short stories you should definitely consider picking this collection up.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kayla Brown

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the e-ARC. Neil Gaiman is one of my all time favorite authors, and I was so excited to see what stories were going to be included in this collection. Including stories from the start of his career to some of his most recent, The Neil Gaiman Reader is a fantastic collection. Perfect for long time fans, who are familiar with is work or for someone picking up one of his stories for the very first time. The short stories included were selected by a vote f Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the e-ARC. Neil Gaiman is one of my all time favorite authors, and I was so excited to see what stories were going to be included in this collection. Including stories from the start of his career to some of his most recent, The Neil Gaiman Reader is a fantastic collection. Perfect for long time fans, who are familiar with is work or for someone picking up one of his stories for the very first time. The short stories included were selected by a vote from readers, meaning that there is a fantastic range of stories included. Also included are excerpts from five of Gaiman's novels,, perfect snippets of story to entice those who may not have read them and great reminders for those that have. The Neil Gaiman Reader is a collection of short stories not to be missed.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Amanda NEVER MANDY

    This book contains 52 entries that consist of short stories and tidbits of novels from Gaiman’s career to date (1984 – 2018). I went into this book with the hopes it would be mostly new to me stories but that was not the case. For a person that does not like doing rereads, I still managed to enjoy the journey so there is that. I did consider for a moment breaking this review down by entry but felt that would be overkill because I have already done reviews on most of them. If that disappoints you This book contains 52 entries that consist of short stories and tidbits of novels from Gaiman’s career to date (1984 – 2018). I went into this book with the hopes it would be mostly new to me stories but that was not the case. For a person that does not like doing rereads, I still managed to enjoy the journey so there is that. I did consider for a moment breaking this review down by entry but felt that would be overkill because I have already done reviews on most of them. If that disappoints you then comment below and I will do nothing. I think this would be the perfect book for somebody that is brand new to the author as well as the reader that is already familiar with him. It would probably be a terrible book for somebody that loathes him and/or his writing. In conclusion, I am recommending it to new and existing readers but not to haters. Step off haters.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Stewart Tame

    It's strange. I’ve bought every Neil Gaiman short story collection over the years. And yet many of these feel brand new to me, as if I’m reading them for the first time. Part of that may be that I've yet to reread any of those books. So, if I’ve read any given story more than once, it's because I’ve encountered it more than once. In some cases, that's because I’ve read a particular various authors anthology--Legends II, for example. In others, it's because I’ve read the graphic novel adaptation. It's strange. I’ve bought every Neil Gaiman short story collection over the years. And yet many of these feel brand new to me, as if I’m reading them for the first time. Part of that may be that I've yet to reread any of those books. So, if I’ve read any given story more than once, it's because I’ve encountered it more than once. In some cases, that's because I’ve read a particular various authors anthology--Legends II, for example. In others, it's because I’ve read the graphic novel adaptation. There have certainly been a lot of those over the years … (Aside: Taking a peek at my Neil Gaiman books on the shelf, I notice one particular short story collection--or at least, that's what I recall it to be--that isn't listed among his collections on the Also by Neil Gaiman page: Angels and Visitations. Odd. I wonder why that is?) Part of that is simply Neil’s gift for writing. His work is so irresistible and compelling that it feels fresh and new every time. There's also a sense of … I don't know … inevitability? Some of the stories--particularly the fairytale retellings--feel more discovered than written. It's as if they were always there, just waiting for someone with just the right cast of mind to come along and suss them out. Gaiman’s use of language and tone often put me in mind of Harlan Ellison or Ray Bradbury. Like them, he has a similar knack for blurring the line between fantasy and reality in a way that approaches poetry. If you’ve never read Neil Gaiman before, this book is an excellent place to start, with short stories and excerpts from some of his novels spanning his entire career. Highly, highly recommended!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jamie (TheRebelliousReader)

    5 stars. Sure, I’d read more than half of the 52 short stories included in this collection in other short story collections by Gaiman but they’re just so good that I didn’t mind reading them again. And amongst those 52 stories there were a few that I hadn’t read so that was a lot of fun. The stories range from 1984 to 2018 and it was great reading them in chronological order to really get a grasp of how Gaiman’s writing really evolved throughout the years. Some of the earlier work I hadn’t read 5 stars. Sure, I’d read more than half of the 52 short stories included in this collection in other short story collections by Gaiman but they’re just so good that I didn’t mind reading them again. And amongst those 52 stories there were a few that I hadn’t read so that was a lot of fun. The stories range from 1984 to 2018 and it was great reading them in chronological order to really get a grasp of how Gaiman’s writing really evolved throughout the years. Some of the earlier work I hadn’t read (particularly Nicholas Was… (1989) and Murder Mysteries (1992)) so that was really cool. His writing has always been amazing but man his growth is crazy. He’s always had that Neil Gaiman style but it’s established now. I think this would be a good starting place for someone trying to get into Neil Gaiman’s work and it’s also perfect for people who are already huge fans of his like myself. It was a fantastic read.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Dan Trefethen

    There are two types of readers in this world: Those who love to read Neil Gaiman, and those who haven't discovered him...yet. OK, I exaggerate. But Neil is so crafty, so clever, so careful with language, that there's probably something for everyone. I'm not wild about everything he has written, but I can always admire how he does it. This compendium has 47 short stories and short excerpts (10 pages or so) from his novels. A couple of the stories tie into his novel “American Gods” and one ties to “N There are two types of readers in this world: Those who love to read Neil Gaiman, and those who haven't discovered him...yet. OK, I exaggerate. But Neil is so crafty, so clever, so careful with language, that there's probably something for everyone. I'm not wild about everything he has written, but I can always admire how he does it. This compendium has 47 short stories and short excerpts (10 pages or so) from his novels. A couple of the stories tie into his novel “American Gods” and one ties to “Neverwhere”. Two novels not excerpted that I missed were “The Graveyard Book” and “Good Omens” (perhaps because it was a collaboration with Terry Pratchett). Neil is unabashedly genre, but he has an interesting niche. His horror is not as horrific as Stephen King, his humor is not as funny as Pratchett, but he occupies a sweet spot between them. Coming from a comics background, he often goes for a visually arresting image in his fiction, and he's always clever about leading up to it. Where Neil excels is in taking a theme or characters from myth, legend, fairy tale, old genre stories, and repositioning them in a modern context. He has written entire books like this (“American Gods”, “Anansi Boys”, “Norse Mythology”), but his short stories are quick snippets of reference that are clever in their twisty way, whether written for shudders or for laughs. Neil loves to deeply mine the riches of the fantastic. There are also a couple of fun homages, “The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury” being full of Easter egg references to Bradbury stories (try to spot them all!), and “Nothing O'Clock” being a Dr. Who pastiche. If I have a gripe, it's because the stories are printed in chronological order, and Neil's earliest stories are a little shallow and thin in their tricksy behavior. I can almost recommend reading this book backwards, since I wouldn't want someone to be put off by Neil's journeyman work. Still, Neil selected these stories because they represent his full range, and it's fun to review in one place the career arc (so far) of this remarkable artist.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Furniss

    4.5 Stars A big weighty tomb of a collection of all different stories. Some I wasn't keen on others I loved ( Troll Bridge👹). As a fan, many of these I had come across before. But I think everyone would find something here of interest, existing fans and readers new to his work. This brilliant collection showcases Gaiman's marvellous imagination and his skills of creative writing exhibiting an array of emotions, sad, funny, serious, scary, strange, weird and most of all thought provoking, his storie 4.5 Stars A big weighty tomb of a collection of all different stories. Some I wasn't keen on others I loved ( Troll Bridge👹). As a fan, many of these I had come across before. But I think everyone would find something here of interest, existing fans and readers new to his work. This brilliant collection showcases Gaiman's marvellous imagination and his skills of creative writing exhibiting an array of emotions, sad, funny, serious, scary, strange, weird and most of all thought provoking, his stories always make me stop, think and reflect. A book I would certainly recommend and pure escapism in strange times as we start off the New Year 2001.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Adam Di Filippe

    I received a free, advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Morgan

    This is a hefty read, but it’s one that can be taken in bits and pieces, a short story here and a shorter one there. Every bit is wonderful, from Gaiman’s earliest works to those from the past few years. A few of them, such as “The Sleeper and the Spindle” and “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” have grown into other forms beyond a short story, but they are absolutely fantastic in their original form. This collection is well suited for anyone from a Neil Gaiman novice to a reader who’s been follow This is a hefty read, but it’s one that can be taken in bits and pieces, a short story here and a shorter one there. Every bit is wonderful, from Gaiman’s earliest works to those from the past few years. A few of them, such as “The Sleeper and the Spindle” and “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” have grown into other forms beyond a short story, but they are absolutely fantastic in their original form. This collection is well suited for anyone from a Neil Gaiman novice to a reader who’s been following his entire career. Those already familiar with his work will be drawn into stories they already know and might find something they haven’t previously read. For the beginners, this hefty book will give representation of the multifaceted, often fantastical literature of Neil Gaiman. If nothing else, who doesn’t want a book with Neil Gaiman’s face on the cover on their coffee table?

  11. 4 out of 5

    Asha

    Neil Gaiman’s latest book, The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction, is perfect for Neil Gaiman fans! It’s also a great first book to pick up for readers who never read his work, but are interested in reading fantasy and don’t know where to start. It’s amazing to see how his writing has changed through the years and that he truly can write anything from happy to shivers up your spine type stories. Though the book may seem intimidating by size, don’t let that stop you! There are quite a few stori Neil Gaiman’s latest book, The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction, is perfect for Neil Gaiman fans! It’s also a great first book to pick up for readers who never read his work, but are interested in reading fantasy and don’t know where to start. It’s amazing to see how his writing has changed through the years and that he truly can write anything from happy to shivers up your spine type stories. Though the book may seem intimidating by size, don’t let that stop you! There are quite a few stories in here are truly gems. I highly recommend picking this one up regardless of what you read. You won’t regret it! Disclaimer: I received a finished copy of this book from William Morrow in exchange for my honest opinion. This has no effect on my opinion, review, or rating.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Farah Mendlesohn

    As with all collections a bit uneven, and tastes will vary, but overall a fascinating collection of the weird, the ghostly and the unnerving.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sergey Selyutin

    Here is the recipe for this compilation: 1) Add together the contents of Smoke and Mirrors, Fragile Things and Trigger Warning collections 2) Subtract from the sum all those nice introductions to individual short stories 3) Subtract some weaker stories 4) Subtract all the pieces of poetry 5) Add (completely unnecessary) extracts from the novels by Neil Gaiman 6) Add a short story I, Cthulhu that you can read for free on Neil Gaiman's web-site 7) Add a short story Mythical Creatures (2008) 8) Add a short Here is the recipe for this compilation: 1) Add together the contents of Smoke and Mirrors, Fragile Things and Trigger Warning collections 2) Subtract from the sum all those nice introductions to individual short stories 3) Subtract some weaker stories 4) Subtract all the pieces of poetry 5) Add (completely unnecessary) extracts from the novels by Neil Gaiman 6) Add a short story I, Cthulhu that you can read for free on Neil Gaiman's web-site 7) Add a short story Mythical Creatures (2008) 8) Add a short story Monkey and the Lady (2018) 9) Add a very brief introduction by Neil Gaiman 10) Add an introduction by Marlon James, who might be a good writer (I have never read anything by him), but obviously fails to get that aforementioned I, Cthulhu (just as the two other Cthulhu mythos short stories in the collection) are spoofs, and meant not to scare but make you laugh. If you have never read anything by Neil Gaiman, buy this book. If you are a long-time fan, there is very little new material for you here.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Grace W

    (c/p from my review on TheStoryGraph) I loved this collection. A lot of the stories were ones I hadn't encountered. The ones I did know were beloved stories or excerpts from his novels. The Problem With Susan, a Study in Emeral, I Cthulu, How To Talk To Girls At Parties, and the chosen parts of Anansi Boys and American Gods are all some of my absolute favorite bits of his writing plus I found even more to love of his works. This is perfect for long time fans or people who want to know if Gaiman (c/p from my review on TheStoryGraph) I loved this collection. A lot of the stories were ones I hadn't encountered. The ones I did know were beloved stories or excerpts from his novels. The Problem With Susan, a Study in Emeral, I Cthulu, How To Talk To Girls At Parties, and the chosen parts of Anansi Boys and American Gods are all some of my absolute favorite bits of his writing plus I found even more to love of his works. This is perfect for long time fans or people who want to know if Gaiman is right for their reading tastes. I will say that it is extremely hard to list the trigger warnings in this book, in no small part because I forgot to list them all as I found them. I always tell folks to use caution because even some of my favorite works of his have pretty large trigger warnings. The Problem with Susan is maybe the first time I remember falling in love with a Gaiman work besides Coraline but it also includes mentions of bestiality, sexual assault and a few other triggers that I can see being hard to read. So use caution when approaching but please don't let it keep you from at least giving this book a try. Gaiman is such a diverse and creative writer and I've never seen that more clearly than in this collection. Looking at it, I don't think I disliked a single story in here which is almost never a thing for me. It's great, he's great, I adore him.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    Foreword essay by Marlon James 5/23/2021 Preface essay 5/23/2021 We Can Get Them for You Wholesale 5/23/2021 I, Cthulhu Nicholas Was ... 5/24/2021 (says no poems, so Neil doesn't consider this a poem) Babycakes 5/24/2021 Chivalry 5/27/2021 Murder Mysteries 5/27/2021 Troll Bridge 5/29/2021 Snow, Glass, Apples 5/29/2021 Only the End of the World Again 6/6/2021 Don't Ask Jack 6/6/2021 Neverwhere (excerpt) 6/7/2021 The Daughter of Owls 6/7/2021 The Goldfish Pool and Other Stories 6/11/2021 The Price 6/11/2021 Shogg Foreword essay by Marlon James 5/23/2021 Preface essay 5/23/2021 We Can Get Them for You Wholesale 5/23/2021 I, Cthulhu Nicholas Was ... 5/24/2021 (says no poems, so Neil doesn't consider this a poem) Babycakes 5/24/2021 Chivalry 5/27/2021 Murder Mysteries 5/27/2021 Troll Bridge 5/29/2021 Snow, Glass, Apples 5/29/2021 Only the End of the World Again 6/6/2021 Don't Ask Jack 6/6/2021 Neverwhere (excerpt) 6/7/2021 The Daughter of Owls 6/7/2021 The Goldfish Pool and Other Stories 6/11/2021 The Price 6/11/2021 Shoggoth's Old Peculiar 6/12/2021 The Wedding Present 6/12/2021 When We Went to See the End of the World by Dawnie Morningside, Age 11¼? 6/13/2021 The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch 6/13/2021 Changes 6/14/2021 Stardust (excerpt) 6/14/2021 Harlequin Valentine 6/15/2021 American Gods (excerpt) 6/15/2021 Other People 6/16/2021 Strange Little Girls 6/16/2021 October in the Chair 6/17/2021 Closing Time 6/17/2021 A Study in Emerald 6/21/2021 Bitter Grounds 6/21/2021 The Problem of Susan 6/23/2021 Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire 6/23/2021 The Monarch of the Glen 6/24/2021 The Return of the Thin White Duke 6/24/2021 Anansi Boys (excerpt) 6/25/2021 Sunbird 6/25/2021 How to Talk to Girls at Parties 6/26/2021 Feminine Endings 6/26/2021 Orange 6/28/2021 Mythical Creatures 6/27/2021 "The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains..." 6/27/2021 The Thing About Cassandra 6/28/2021 The Case of Death and Honey 7/2/2021 The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury The Ocean at the End of the Lane (excerpt) Click-Clack the Rattlebag The Sleeper and the Spindle A Calendar of Tales Nothing O'Clock A Lunar Labyrinth Down to a Sunless Sea How the Marquis Got His Coat Back Black Dog Monkey and the Lady

  16. 4 out of 5

    Chris DiLeo

    I skipped around through this collection, reading whatever pulled my interest. Some stories I'd read before and was delighted to revisit, and others I'd never heard of and was equally thrilled to experience. I have not read all of the stories in this collection, but it's Gaiman—a creative whose imagination is boundless—and you need read only a few of these tales to know the collection's whole worth. I also recommend his nonfiction collection, A View From the Cheap Seats. I skipped around through this collection, reading whatever pulled my interest. Some stories I'd read before and was delighted to revisit, and others I'd never heard of and was equally thrilled to experience. I have not read all of the stories in this collection, but it's Gaiman—a creative whose imagination is boundless—and you need read only a few of these tales to know the collection's whole worth. I also recommend his nonfiction collection, A View From the Cheap Seats.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC. This is an enormous assortment of Neil Gaiman's writings dating from 1984 to 2018, including excerpts of five novels. Gaiman himself has said this is primarily intended as a sampler for readers who aren't familiar with his work. It seems like quite a hefty time investment for someone who just wants to try this Gaiman bloke people seem to like so much, but I hope it works. I think another audience is readers who want ready access to a number of Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC. This is an enormous assortment of Neil Gaiman's writings dating from 1984 to 2018, including excerpts of five novels. Gaiman himself has said this is primarily intended as a sampler for readers who aren't familiar with his work. It seems like quite a hefty time investment for someone who just wants to try this Gaiman bloke people seem to like so much, but I hope it works. I think another audience is readers who want ready access to a number of novellas published in anthologies. A third use is a doorstop or a method of squishing other things flat: at a hefty 750 pages, I'd only take it traveling if I had the e-version. Experiencing some of my favorite Gaiman short stories again was a true pleasure. "Chivalry" in particular one of my all-time favorites, though the short story collection it's from (Angels and Visitations) is out of print. Other favorites include "We Can Get Them for You Wholesale", "Snow, Glass, Apples", and "A Study in Emerald." A friend of mine maintains that Gaiman's true strength is as a short story writer, and experiencing the best of the best en masse was a delight. An obvious gap here is the lack of comics. Gaiman is the writer of the extraordinary and genre-breaking (and defining) series The Sandman, and it's such a shame that none of it makes an appearance here. I was also less enchanted with most of the novel excerpts. Picking a short section of a novel to entice someone to read the rest is a challenging thing to do. I think the Neverwhere excerpt works really well. However, the sections selected from American Gods seem disjointed: a short tale about the old Norse gods ending up in North America, and then a few scant pages about Shadow preparing for a spaghetti dinner. Including something about Shadow seems necessary given "Black Dog" and "The Monarch of the Glen", the two novellas that continue Shadow's story, are included here, but it doesn't flow well and I don't think it would be particularly enticing to a new reader. The intro to American Gods is so good that I wish it had been selected instead. Ditto about Stardust Nevertheless, such a treat to read!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    I don't always love everything that Neil Gaiman writes but I admire him so much as a writer. Some of it just isn't my taste but I have also loved many of his books and short stories. His work is incredibly diverse and creative. Such a talented man! And listening to him narrate his own work in his pitch-perfect Gaiman voice is a real pleasure. I don't always love everything that Neil Gaiman writes but I admire him so much as a writer. Some of it just isn't my taste but I have also loved many of his books and short stories. His work is incredibly diverse and creative. Such a talented man! And listening to him narrate his own work in his pitch-perfect Gaiman voice is a real pleasure.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Leeah

    You sir, Neil, are a treasure. I’m so thankful you allowed your readers to follow along on your journey. Your early writings were wonderful, but your elegance in writing and in story telling has grown dramatically! Thank you for sharing your brain 😍

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    A most excellent read, with excerpts from his novels, and a few short stories I hadn't read, or not in a long time. Really enjoyed this, and now I'm going to re-read a few of his novels! I would highly recommend this for fans, old and new! A most excellent read, with excerpts from his novels, and a few short stories I hadn't read, or not in a long time. Really enjoyed this, and now I'm going to re-read a few of his novels! I would highly recommend this for fans, old and new!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kayleigh (Hedwigsbooks)

    This was fantastic for me a seasoned Gaiman fan and is perfect for anyone new to his short fiction. This was a great trip down memory lane and a great reframing of sections of some novels. Audio highly recommended.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Robyn

    3.5 Overall I liked this work and now understand why people enjoy his writing so much. Some stories were great but in others I felt like maybe I was missing some reference or something.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Zackery

    Huge Gaiman fan! I have read a few of these stories already. Still loved this book all the way through!!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Julia #BlackLivesMatter

    It's an experience. Magnificent, thick, dreamy experience. It left me wanting more! And don't ask me about my favorite story, I can't choose 😌 It's an experience. Magnificent, thick, dreamy experience. It left me wanting more! And don't ask me about my favorite story, I can't choose 😌

  25. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    52 pieces of Neil Gaiman literature read by Neil Gaiman!!!! There is no one I would prefer over Neil Gaiman reciting his own works. If you like the man, you need this in your collection.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Robert

    Full disclosure: I've known about Neil Gaiman for many years, but never read anything until American Gods. Very excited about this book and after finishing it i think it's the best thing I've read in years. Weird, bizarre, thought provoking, magical, sad and laugh out loud funny. Nothing here that others don't know about. The depth of his storytelling is amazing and I'm very happy i chose to wander out of the deep cave i reside in to pick up this enjoyable book. Full disclosure: I've known about Neil Gaiman for many years, but never read anything until American Gods. Very excited about this book and after finishing it i think it's the best thing I've read in years. Weird, bizarre, thought provoking, magical, sad and laugh out loud funny. Nothing here that others don't know about. The depth of his storytelling is amazing and I'm very happy i chose to wander out of the deep cave i reside in to pick up this enjoyable book.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Paulina

    For an audiobook that lasts for more than 24 hours, this seemed to end far too soon for my liking. Incredible stories and a joy to listen to.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Betty

    Gaiman is such a great writer. Some of his shirt stories are really creepy, others are funny and a parody of another genre.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Samantha Craddock-Gretzinger

    I anticipated that this book would be 5 stars and I was certainly correct! It was wonderfully curated, each piece flowed effortlessly into the next one and it was a perfect mix of selections and standalone prose. Gaiman is one of my favorite authors and this collection just cemented it, I recommend it to those who are just starting to explore his work and for longtime fans!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sinclair Duncan-Mercer

    So nice having a collection of my favorite stories in one place! Just wish something from Sandman had been included!

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...