COMIC Just read Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere...

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  1. PanasonicYouth

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    I liked The Sandman series, but had never heard of this before!
    Glad I picked it up.
     
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    Neil Giaman is one of my favorite writers ever and Neverwhere is my favorite work of his. It started as a BBC mini series and then he expanded it into a novel. It was then made into the comic mini series. Very well done.

    If you liked that and also like to read novels, check out American Gods and Stardust (this was made into a movie a couple years ago) Two more of his books. For something a little funnier, he wrote a book called Good Omens with Terry Pratchett that is also really good.
     
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    Was the first Gaiman book I've read and I love it. :bowdown:
     
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    i've STILL TO SEE the miniseries, as i taped all those YEARS AGO ..... same as GORMANGHAST, COLOR OF MAGIC, THE HOGFATHER .....
     
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    I know I read the book but I barely remember a thing about it.
     
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    I read the book. I went on a Gaiman spree a while back and bought almost everything he wrote. Everything was top-notch. Neverwhere would of made a better movie than stardust.
     
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    Tikiman The Internet has left me in despair.

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    They just made Coraline into a movie and I think someone has bought the rights to American Gods. Maybe if that does well they will finally make a Neverwhere movie. Even though the Mini series is great, I would still love to see a big budget remake of it.
     
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    American Gods was sweet. I can't really remember being wowed by Coraline though. I think it was a short in the Smoke and Mirrors book? God damn i've read to many stories. Shit's all mixed up in my head now.
     
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    I didn't know that Stardust was a work of his, but I will certainly try to pick up the novel now, cheers for the recommendation!
     
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    Coraline was a short novel in itself.
     
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    Anansi boys is better:bowdown:
     
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    i bought that but havent read it yet
     
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    Neil Gaiman is hands down my favorite writer and Sandman is my favorite comic ever. Not many people talk about it much around here, but it's :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
     
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    hell yeah
     
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    Neil Gaiman's Sandman was what really re-booted my love of comic books, and I'm trawling around trying to find his other works. He's fucking top-notch.
     
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    I highly recommend "Fragile Things" to any Gaiman fans. It's a collection of his short stories, not a comic or a GN, but it's excellent. I've read most of his stuff and this is one of my favorites.
     
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    Info's a bit sparse innit. Would very much like to see a movie of it though.
     
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    Yea it is. I heard this like right after Stardust came out on dvd. That they were looking at his other novels to adapt into movies.
     
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    It's what got me started.
     
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    Ya know, I am a huge Neil Giaman fan and yet I have never read a single Sandman comic. It just didn't seem like something I would like but really I have no clue what it is about. What the heck is Sandman even about?
     
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    Sandman is an old god, the king of dreams. He's one of the seven(it is 7 right?) endless, and it opens with him being imprisoned for 70 years and fighting his way to get his shit back and get back into power. I only read the first two trades, but it's amazing stuff. The fight with the demon was incredible.
     
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    That answers you fairly well without giving too much away dude. I would highly recommend the series to you, particularly if you are already a Gaiman fan.
     

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